Nicaragua

Situated between Costa Rica and Honduras, Nicaragua is bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean. Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America and possesses the largest freshwater body in the region, Lago de Nicaragua. It has a tropical climate in the lowlands and cooler climate in the highlands. It is often subjected to destructive earthquakes, landslides and volcanic eruptions. 

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Extremely susceptible to hurricanes
  • Soil erosion
  • Deforestation
  • Water pollution

Contact GWP Nicaragua

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: 2012-07-24


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