Georgia

Georgia, situated in the Southwest of Asia (although viewed by itself as a part of Europe) by the Black Sea is bordered by Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia and Turkey. The terrain is largely mountainous with Great Caucasus Mountains in the north and Lesser Caucasus Mountains in the south. The climate is warm and Mediterranean-like along the Black Sea coast. The land is rich in timber, iron ore and copper and furthermore, small deposits of coal and oil.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Heavy pollution of Mtkvari River and the Black Sea
  • Inadequate supplies of potable water
  • Soil pollution from toxic chemicals
  • Earthquakes
  • Air pollution, particularly in Rust'avi

Contact GWP Georgia

Mr. Vadim Sokolov, vadimsokolovicwc@gmail.com; Regional Coordinator

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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