Fair deals for watershed services in South Africa

Issue paper
, 68 pages
PDF (1.18 MB)
Published: November 2008
Natural Resource Issues
ISBN: 9781843696513
Product code:13540IIED

This report reviews the potential of developing payments for catchment protection services in the upper Ga-Selati sub-catchment and the Sabie Sand catchment. The study indicates that there is most potential for developing a payment for environmental services mechanism between the buyers and sellers of catchment protection services in Ga-Selati, where improving the transport and storage of water would be the most cost-effective intervention. Key lessons and conclusions arising from the process, baseline studies and analyses of this review are presented.