Fair deals for watershed services in Indonesia


Munawir; S. Vermeulen

Type of Document:
Research Report


International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Date of Publication:

Place of Publication:
London, UK


Indonesia, like many countries, faces growing problems with water. Concerns include floods, low dry-season flows, sedimentation, contamination from run-off, and rising demand among competing end-users. Concerned suppliers and users of water at various localities around Indonesia are now experimenting with new approaches for managing watersheds. One such approach is payments for environmental services, in which water users compensate watershed land managers for land management that protects or improves water quality and flows. This report describes action research in Indonesia to take forward local environmental service payment initiatives at two sites, Brantas and Cidanau, and to spread learning more widely among interested people across the country.

(Description from publisher’s website)

Contents: Executive Summary 1 Introduction 1.1 Background and rationale 1.2 Development of the project 1.3 Methodology: the action-learning approach 2 National and local contexts 2.1 National policy frameworks 2.2 Brantas catchment 2.3 Cidanau catchment 3 Progress and problems 3.1 Payment mechanisms developed 3.2 Socioeconomic opportunities, impacts and limits 3.3 Environmental opportunities, impacts and limits 3.4 Governance opportunities, impacts and limitis 4 Conclusions 4.1 Lessons learned 4.2 Policy recommendations 4.3 Final word Bibliography

Additional Bibliographic Information

Natural Resource Issues No. 9

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