Niger

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 sppneniger@yahoo.fr

Mr. Abdou HASSANE, Executive Secretary sppneniger@yahoo.fr

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: 2012-07-26


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