ODMP participants will find some of the emerging lessons familiar:
- Changing land use that is explicitly pro-poor is a long-term process that exceeds the time frame of a conventional donor funded project
- Hydrological relationships are still unclear and can be very complex
- Many of the sites are characterised by complex agricultural systems in which interventions to address either water quality or quantity are not immediately obvious
- Creating an enabling environment for payments for watershed services cuts across multiple, often sector specific legislation.
The online Flows Bulletin provides news about payments for watershed services.