Situated in Western South America by the South Pacific Ocean, Peru is bordering Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Colombia. Together with Bolivia, it shares control of Lago Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake. Furthermore, a remote slope of Nevado Mismi, a 5,316 m peak, is the ultimate source of the Amazon River. The climate varies from tropical in east to dry desert in the west. In terms of natural resources, Peru has deposits of e.g. copper, silver, gold, petroleum, iron ore, coal.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Tsunamis
  • Flooding
  • Pollution of rivers and coastal waters from municipal and mining wastes
  • Earthquakes
  • Landslides
  • Mild volcanic activity

Contact GWP Peru

Lucía Matteo, Regional Coordinator

More Information

AQUASTAT -FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture

UN-Water Statistics


Posted: 2012-07-25

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