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dc.contributorInternational Fund for Agricultural Development
dc.contributorNepal Electricity Authority
dc.contributor.authorWinrock International
dc.contributor.authorThe World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
dc.coverage.spatialKulekhani Watershed
dc.coverage.spatialMakwanpur District
dc.coverage.spatialNepal
dc.coverage.spatialSouth Asia
dc.coverage.temporal2003
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T19:10:40Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T19:10:40Z
dc.date.issued2006-10-23
dc.identifier1735
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/66335
dc.descriptionMetadata only record
dc.description.abstractA major supplier of Nepal's hydropower, the Kulekhani watershed was the target of government watershed conservation activity in recent decades, mandating catch dam construction, reforestation with pine trees and changes in land use practices. These measures were successful in reducing sedimentation and providing the environmental services need to maintain hydroelectric dam activity. However, the royalties paid by the hydropower company did not go toward compensating the upland communities that provide these environmental services. RUPES has worked to create more direct linkages between the providers and beneficiaries of environmental services in the watershed and empower upland communities to have more voice and influence in their land use management decisions. In 2006, 20% of the local district's share of the hydropower royalties went to an Environmental Management Special Fund (EMSF) to finance conservation and development activities proposed by the communities.
dc.format.mimetypetext/plain
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation.ispartofRewarding Upland Poor for Environmental Services (RUPES) program
dc.relation.urihttp://www.worldagroforestry.org/sea/networks/rupes/download/booklet/rupes_booklet.pdf
dc.relation.urihttp://www.worldagroforestrycentre.org/Sea/Networks/RUPES/download/SiteProfiles/RUPES-Kulekhani-FINAL.pdf
dc.relation.urihttp://www.worldagroforestrycentre.org/Sea/Networks/RUPES/mapsite_nepal.htm
dc.subjectSedimentation
dc.subjectWater management
dc.subjectPayments for environmental services
dc.subjectSurface water
dc.subjectHydropower
dc.subjectWater quality
dc.subjectWater use
dc.subjectSocial equity
dc.subjectEnvironmental justice
dc.subjectCommunity forestry user groups
dc.subjectUpland communities
dc.subjectParticipatory watershed conservation program
dc.subjectReward transfer mechanism
dc.subjectEnvironmental management special fund (emsf)
dc.subjectKulekhani watershed conservation and development forum
dc.subjectWatershed
dc.titleWatershed services for hydroelectricity scheme in Nepal: Transition from "command and control" regulations to "buyers" and upland "sellers" of environmental services
dc.title.alternativeRUPES - Rewarding upland poor for environmental services: Kulekhani case study
dc.typeAbstract
dc.description.notesPES-1 (Payments for Environmental Services Associate Award)
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