The approach of IWM is also focussing on the human resource, since human foster or reduces natural resource depletion. Sustainable management option and devices are only a real sustainable option as long as human are trained and awareness and sensivity for sustainability are imparted in each generation.
Human resources are the most crucial resource to be addressed. It all goes or fall with education at all levels.
However, since the management of a watershed can be seen similar, the following management options shall be considered for IWM human resources management. Whatever is valid for a company can be translated for watershed management:
- recruitment: school pupils and IWM sensation at lowest level
- personnel administration: WRUAs membership
- training & development: Training on IWM
- performance: individual activities of WRUA members towards better IWM implementation
- talent management: motivation of individual and small groups actions towards better IWM implementation
- career planning: Using IWM options for increasing livelihood
- labor relations: using cooperatives and looking for win‐win effects through IWM implementation
- HR planning: participatory IWM planning and implementation