III. INTEGRATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS INTO DECISION- MAKING FOR FLOOD LOSS REDUCTION
E. Guidelines for community participation
1. Guidelines for people's participation in water development projects
The demand for participatory planning has grown out of past experiences in the planning and management of water sector projects since preparation of the first water sector master plan in 1964. The projects have suffered in their planning and design, implementation, operation and maintenance (O & M) due to the lack of beneficiary participation. With the urgency to create a sense of ownership among the beneficiary groups/individuals of water sector projects, guidelines for people's participation in water development projects have been formulated.
The objective of the guidelines for people's participation is to help policy makers, implementing agencies and potential participants in the project development with regard to the formulation of appropriate and adequate laws, rules and regulations for effective people's participation. The content of the guidelines addresses three major areas of people's participation as noted below.
- Project Cycle: stages of people's participation
- Training, and