Bulgaria is bordering Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Turkey. It has a strategic location near Turkish Straits; controls key land routes from Europe to Middle East and Asia. Bulgaria has temperate climate with cold damp winters and hot dry summers. Natural hazards include earthquakes and landslides. Important natural resources include e.g. bauxite, copper, lead, zinc and coal.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Rivers polluted from raw sewage, heavy metals, detergents
  • Forest damage from air pollution and resulting acid rain
  • Soil contamination from heavy metals from metallurgical plants and industrial wastes

Contact GWP Bulgaria

Mr. Richard Muller gwpcee@shmu.sk (for GWP Central and Eastern Europe)

Mr. Ivan Raev bwp@dir.bg (for Bulgaria)

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: 2012-07-24

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