Transboundary River Basin Stakeholders

A trans-boundary 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 conflict 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, creates potential conflict over jurisdiction and authority. In basins shared by multiple countries, the number of stakeholders increases which further increases the complexity of river basin management.

Chapter Summary

This chapter discusses the River Basin Organisations stakeholders at the international, regional and basin level role within the Orange-Senqu River basin. The various national governments and local governments responsible for managing water resources within the member states of the Orange-Senqu River basin are presented, as well as examples of international and national Non-Government Agencies (NGOs)and Community Based Organisations (CBOs) within the member states. Also the role of International Cooperating Partners (ICPs) is discussed.

River basin stakeholders range from river basin organisations to community based organisations.
Source:Reed 2009
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