The planning process in Watershed Management consists of a combination of different planning modes (planning models) (Butler 2003):
The outcome of the planning process is an elaborated Watershed Management Plan which is essentially a rural development concept which is to be implemented. This will serve to guide activities which are carried out to achieve the determined objectives (Tidemann 1998). The systematic but flexible framework for watershed planning is introduced in this chapter. The first preparatory step is to elect a planning committee.