Panama

Situated between Colombia and Costa Rica, Panama is bordering both the North Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Panama has a geographical strategic location, forming a land bridge connecting North and South America; controls Panama Canal that links North Atlantic Ocean via Caribbean Sea with North Pacific Ocean. It has a hot climate with a prolonged rainy season and short dry season. It is occasionally subjected to severe storms and forest fires in the Darien area.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Water pollution from agricultural runoff threatens fishery resources
  • Deforestation of tropical rainforest
  • Land degradation and soil erosion threatens siltation of Panama Canal

Contact GWP Panama

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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