Niger is a landlocked state, bordered by Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Mali and Nigeria. In regards to terrain, it mainly consists predominantly of desert plains, covering four-fifths of the total area. Climatically, Niger is mainly experiencing a desert climate which is mostly hot, dry and dusty. In the far south, the climate is tropical. Moreover, Niger is one of the hottest countries in the world. Niger is among other things rich in uranium, coal, iron ore and petroleum.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Recurring droughts
  • Overgrazing
  • Desertification, deforestation, soil erosion

Contact GWP Niger

Dr. Yahaya TOUNKARA, Chair

Mr. Abdou HASSANE, Executive Secretary

More Information

AQUASTAT -FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture

UN-Water Statistics


Posted: 2012-07-26

Subscribe to this page - RSS

Choose language


Your email address and name are required, and if you wish you may give the details of your organisation and country to allow us to identify information of interest for you for future newsletters.

You may of course unsubscribe at any time.