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Final Report - EPIC FORCE (Evidence-based policy for integrated control of forested river catchments in extreme rainfall and snowmelt)

Project ID: 510739
Funded under: FP6-INCO


The EU-funded EPIC FORCE project aimed to clarify the forest impact on flood response for extreme rainfall and snowmelt events, thus developing science based policy recommendations for integrated forest and water resource management which would be relevant to the Latin American environment.

This final activity report refers to the project objectives and major achievements, which are presented in the form of a scientific publication. Firstly, an introduction in the project context is provided. The document then summarises the principal EPIC FORCE objectives and highlights the project driving hypothesis. In addition, the methods that were implemented in alternative case studies are analysed, along with the formulated recommendations and management strategies. The document closes with a series of explanatory figures.

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