Botswana

Botswana is a landlocked state, bordered by Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Most of the population is centered in the eastern part of the country. The climate is semiarid with warm winters and hot summers. In terms of natural resources, Botswana is rich in diamonds, copper, nickel, coal, iron ore and silver.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Periodic droughts
  • Limited freshwater resources
  • Desertification

Contact GWP Botswana

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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