Mali is a landlocked state, bordered by Algeria, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. Climatically, Mali is subtropical to arid; hot and dry (February to June); rainy, humid, and mild (June to November); cool and dry (November to February). The country is rich in natural resources with e.g. gold, phosphates, and uranium currently extracted.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Recurring droughts
  • Occasional Niger River flooding
  • Inadequate supplies of potable water
  • Deforestation, desertification
  • Soil erosion

Contact GWP Mali

Mamadou SYLLA, Chair,

Bourama TRAORE, Executive Secretary

More Information

AQUASTAT -FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture

UN-Water Statistics


Posted: 2012-07-26

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