Honduras

Honduras is bordering Guatemala and Nicaragua and El Salvador, possessing coastline facing both the North Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, including the virtually uninhabited eastern Mosquito Coast. Honduras has a subtropical climate in the lowlands and a temperate climate in the mountains.  Important natural resources include e.g. timber, gold, silver, copper and lead.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Extremely susceptible to damaging hurricanes and floods along the Caribbean coast
  • Mining activities polluting Lago de Yojoa (the country's largest source of fresh water), as well as several rivers and streams, with heavy metals
  • Deforestation as a result of clearing of land for agriculture and

Contact GWP Honduras

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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