Study on public involvement and payments for ecosystem services in management of the Miyun Reservoir Watershed
University of New Brunswick
The objective of this study is to review public involvement in management of the Miyun Reservoir Watershed in China, particularly the involvement of upstream rural communities and downstream urban water users, and study those two groups of stakeholders’ involvement or potential involvement in payments for ecosystem services (PES) programs. The report finds that for upstream rural communities’ involvement in PES programs, it is important to secure land tenure and take rural households’ socioeconomic characteristics into consideration. The survey of water users in Beijing shows that awareness of the importance of the Watershed and some demographic factors influence users’ willingness to pay for ecosystem services of the Miyun Reservoir Watershed.