Facilities for water transfer, e.g., channels and reservoirs, may be created in sending, receiving, and spillover systems, and may change land use, water use, biodiversity, and economic growth in all systems. Water transfer increases water availability but spreads pollutants and invasive species to receiving and spillover systems, and reduces water in sending systems.

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