Burundi is a landlocked state, bordered by Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania. The climate is equatorial which, due to considerable altitude variation, results in a great variety of mean temperature across the country. There are two wet seasons (February to May and September to November), and two dry seasons (June to August and December to January). Burundi has large deposits of e.g. nickel, uranium, rare earth oxides, peat, cobalt, copper and platinum.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Flooding
  • Drought
  • Soil erosion as a result of overgrazing and the expansion of agriculture into marginal lands
  • Deforestation (little forested land remains because of uncontrolled cutting of trees for fuel)

Contact GWP Burundi

Regional Programme Manager: Mr. Kidanemariam Jembere, Email: kjembere@nilebasin.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: 2012-07-24

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