Cape Verde

Situated west of Senegal, Cape Verde is a group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. The climate is temperate with warm dry summers. The precipitation is meager and erratic. The terrain is volcanic with one active Volcano (Fogo) which last erupted in 1995. Cape Verde is rich in salt, basalt rock, limestone, kaolin, fish, clay and gypsum.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Prolonged droughts
  • Seasonal harmattan wind produces obscuring dust
  • Water shortages
  • Overfishing
  • Soil erosion
  • Deforestation
  • Desertification

Contact GWP Cape Verde

Mr. Mario Moniz, Chair / 

More Information

AQUASTAT -FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture

UN-Water Statistics


Posted: 2012-07-26

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