Benin is situated in West Africa with borders to Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger and Nigeria. It also has a coastline, facing the Bight of Benin. It has a tropical climate; hot and humid in the south and semiarid in the north. Geographically, the country is mostly flat. In terms of natural resources, Benin has access to small offshore oil deposits, limestone and timber.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Inadequate supplies of potable water
  • Deforestation and desertification
  • Sandbanks create difficult access to a coast with no natural harbors, river mouths, or islands
  • Talks continue between Benin and Togo on funding the Adjrala hydroelectric dam on the Mona River

Contact GWP Benin

Pr. Abel Afouda, Chair

Armand Houanye, Executive Secretary

More Information

AQUASTAT -FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture

UN-Water Statistics


Posted: 2012-07-26

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