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Inter-sectoral policy building

Responsibilities for water resources development and management are often fragmented over many sectors. Solutions should be cross-cutting throughout the decision-making process in different sectors and at different levels.

In order to develop a pragmatic SAP, direct participation of all key sectors involved in the transboundary problems should be encouraged, to ensure inter-sectoral policies are developed when necessary. This involvement will normally consist of all key government ministries in the participating countries, as well as other relevant stakeholder representatives.