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How trees and water fuel sustainable communities

This podcast highlights the link between trees, forests and the role they play in regulating water supply for nearby communities. Ani Adiwinata Nawir, a scientist working with the Kanoppi Project at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), discusses the underground river hidden beneath the karst ecosystem and limestone in the cultural heartland of Yogyakarta, one of the driest areas on the island of Java, Indonesia. Malesu Maimbo, theme leader of the Water Management Unit at World Agroforestry (ICRAF), shares insights into his work on green water harvesting across the African continent. The work was undertaken through the Drylands Development Programme, funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and World Vision Australia.

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