Stakeholder willingness to pay for watershed restoration in rural Bolivia uri icon

abstract

  • Two CVM surveys were administered to 211 urban households and 188 rural farmer-irrigators in the Comarapa watershed in Bolivia, South America, to estimate stakeholder willingness to pay (WTP) for a proposed upper watershed restoration program. Mean monthly household WTP to improve drinking water was $1.95 (65% of current charges), while mean annual WTP among farmer-irrigators to improve irrigation water was $17 per hectare (34% of current costs). Aggregated to the entire population of households and farmer-irrigators total WTP is $77,400 per year, which is 77% of the minimum cost to implement a watershed restoration program

publication date

  • 2007
  • 2007