What really works in watershed management? Some lessons for Guatemala
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Hurricane Mitch, in late October 1998, blew millions of dollars of assistance into Guatemala, part of which intended to mitigate the effect of future disasters of this type. As this assistance that has run for almost two years ends, USAID is asking: What have we learned from this experience that might help in similar efforts in the future? This paper is an attempt to summarize some answers. Watershed management embraces many social, political, economic, institutional and technical facets. This document concentrates primarily on the technical approaches and practices.