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Examples of transboundary and shared environmental problems

Transboundary and shared problems will vary from water system to water system. The following tables give examples of common transboundary problems for different water systems including:

This list is not exhaustive and is not intended to be prescriptive – the transboundary problems identified will be unique to a given water system. However, there are often transboundary problems that are comparable between water types, e.g. fisheries related problems affect all LMEs, whereas water quality and changes in flow regimes are commonly associated with river basins.