Water Use in the Can?ete River Basin
People who live in a healthy watershed benefit from its steady supply of water in many different ways, using it for households, agriculture, and industry. In many cases, however, the benefits derived from water are inequitably distributed among water users. Mechanisms that redistribute
the benefits are known as benefit- sharing mechanisms and are most likely to be successful in places where water supply from ecosystems upstream is combined with a high demand for water downstream.