Argentina

Argentina is situated by the Atlantic Ocean, bordered by Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. It is the second-largest country in South America (after Brazil) with a strategic location relative to sea lanes between the South Atlantic and the South Pacific Oceans. The climate is mostly temperate; arid in the southeast and subantarctic in the southwest. Argentina has deposits of lead, zinc, tin, copper, petroleum and iron ore. 

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Heavy flooding in some areas
  • Water pollution
  • Deforestation, soil degradation, desertification, air pollution

Note: Argentina is a world leader in setting voluntary greenhouse gas targets

Contact GWP Argentina

Lucía Matteo, Regional Coordinator

lucia.matteo@gwpsudamerica.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

Source map: www.lib.utexas.edu

Posted: 2012-07-25


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