Guatemala

Guatemala is situated between El Salvador and Mexico and bordering the North Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Honduras (Caribbean Sea). It has a tropical climate. Situated in the mountains, there are a large number of active volcanoes, latest eruption occurred in 2010. Furthermore, Guatemala is occasionally subjected to violent earthquakes.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Caribbean coast extremely susceptible to hurricanes and other tropical storms
  • Deforestation of rainforest
  • Soil erosion
  • Water pollution

Contact GWP Guatemala

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

 

Source map: http://lanic.utexas.edu

Posted: 2012-07-23


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