Latvia

Latvia is located in Eastern Europe, bordering Belarus, Russia and the Baltic Sea, between Estonia and Lithuania. Latvia has a maritime climate with wet moderate winters. The country is rich in peat, limestone, timber and arable land.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Latvia's environment has benefited from a shift to service industries after the country regained independence
  • The main environmental priorities are improvement of drinking water quality and sewage system, household, and hazardous waste management, as well as reduction of air pollution
  • Arable land in Latvia is often too wet and in need of drainage, not irrigation

Contact GWP Latvia

Mr. Richard Muller gwpcee@shmu.sk (for GWP Central and Eastern Europe)

Mr. Ivars Sekacis aizrp@apollo.lv (for Latvia)

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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