Bhutan is a landlocked state, enclosed by China and India. It has a strategic position as it controls several key Himalayan mountain passes. The climate varies across the country; it is tropical in southern plains, cool winters and hot summers in central valleys, severe winters and cool summers in Himalayas. The terrain is mostly mountainous. In terms of natural resources, Bhutan has access to timber, hydropower gypsum and calcium carbonate.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Violent storms from the Himalayas are the source of the country's name, which translates as Land of the Thunder Dragon
  • Frequent landslides during the rainy season
  • Limited access to potable water

Contact GWP Bhutan

Ms.Priyanka Dissanayake, Regional Coordinator

More Information

AQUASTAT -FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture

UN-Water Statistics


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Posted: 2012-07-25

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