Angola

Situated by the South Atlantic Ocean, Angola is bordering Democratic Republic of the Congo, republic of the Congo, Namibia and Zambia. The climate varies across the country, being semiarid in the south and along coast to Luanda. In contrast, the north has cool climate with a dry season (May to October) and a hot, rainy season (November to April). Angola is most notably known for being rich in petroleum, diamonds, gold and bauxite.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Locally heavy rainfall causes periodic flooding
  • Soil erosion contributing to water pollution and siltation of rivers and dams
  • Inadequate supplies of potable water
  • Desertification and deforestation of tropical rain forest

Contact GWP Angola

Ms. Ruth Beukman, Regional Coordinator r.beukman@cgiar.org  

More Information

AQUASTAT -FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture http://www.fao.org/nr/water/aquastat/main/index.stm

UN-Water Statistics http://www.unwater.org/statistics_KWIP.html


Source: www.cia.gov; http://data.worldbank.org; www.unwater.org

Posted: 2012-07-25


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