ABSTRACT

This chapter examines the attitudes of the riparian stakeholders (policymakers, hydrologists, journalists, academics, politicians) towards these foreign-led initiatives. On the whole, reactions are mixed. There is some resentment about top-down approaches, but also a reluctant acceptance that neutral third parties with relevant expertise may be needed to improve transboundary water governance. These mixed reactions limit the effectiveness of international actors because there remains low political will for addressing shared water issues.