Guinea

Situated on the coast by the North Atlantic Ocean, Guinea is bordering Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Climatically, it is generally hot and humid; monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November); dry season (December to May). Among other natural resources, Guinea is rich in bauxite, iron ore, diamonds and gold.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Inadequate supplies of potable water
  • Overfishing
  • Deforestation; desertification
  • Soil contamination and erosion
  • Poor mining practices have led to environmental damage

Contact GWP Guinea

Ibrahima SYLLA, Chair isykad@yahoo.fr

Mamadou II DIABY, Exacutive Secretary mddiaby@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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