Côte d’Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire is situated by the coast of the North Atlantic Ocean, bordering Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Guinea and Liberia. It has a tropical climate along the coast and semiarid in the far north. Its climate can be divided into three seasons: warm and dry (November to March), hot and dry (March to May), hot and wet (June to October). The country is very rich in natural resources and has large reserves of, among others, petroleum, natural gas, diamonds, cobalt, gold, coffee and palm oil.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • During the rainy season torrential flooding is possible
  • Deforestation (most of the country's forests - once the largest in West Africa - have been heavily logged)
  • Water pollution from sewage and industrial and agricultural effluents

Contact GWP Côte d’Ivoire

N'Dri KOFFI, Chair koffindri@ymail.com

François Kouadio KONAN, Executive Secretary habiet777@yahoo.fr 

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: 2012-07-26

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