This paper considers the impacts of participatory watershed development on rural water supplies for domestic use. Do watershed development projects lead to improved water resource availability and supply? Do they help to address the increasing competition for scarce water resources between domestic users, industry and irrigation? Or can they worsen the water supply situation in villages? It is focused on dryland India.
Paper prepared for the 27th WEDC Conference, People and systems for water, sanitation and health, Lusaka, Zambia, 20-24 August 2001. 5 pp.