El Salvador

El Salvador is situated between Guatemala and Honduras and is geographically the smallest nation in Central America. It is bordering the North Pacific Ocean, and the only nation in the region without a coastline to the Caribbean Sea. It has a tropical climate in the coastal area and a temperate climate in uplands, with a rainy season and a dry season. Known as ‘Land of Volcanoes’, it is susceptible to significant volcanic activity but also earthquakes and hurricanes.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Extremely susceptible to hurricanes
  • Soil erosion
  • Deforestation
  • Water pollution

Contact GWP El Salvador

Regional Coordinator: Ms. Fabiola Tábora Merlo ftabora@gwpcentroamerica.org  

Communications: Ms. Margarita Figueroa gwpcam@gwpcentroamerica.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: 2012-07-23

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