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A transboundary river basin creates multiple interdependencies among stakeholders within a basin and different administrative levels, and across political boundaries. This inter-connectedness increases the chance of conflicts on water recources between basin stakeholders. Overlapping roles and responsibilities between basin managers, line agencies, the private sector and various levels of government, both within and between countries, also creates potential conflict over water resources, jurisdiction and authority. In basins shared by multiple countries, the number of stakeholders increases which further increases the complexity of river basin management.

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Gender awareness and stakeholder participation at every level is critical to water management.
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