Swaziland is a landlocked state, bordered by Mozambique and South Africa, being almost completely enclosed by South Africa. The climate varies from tropical to near temperate. Swaziland is rich in asbestos, coal, clay, and cassiterite. Furthermore, there are small gold and diamond deposits.  

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Drought
  • Limited supplies of potable water
  • Overgrazing
  • Soil erosion
  • Soil degradation

Contact GWP Swaziland

Ms. Ruth Beukman, Regional Coordinator r.beukman@cgiar.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

Source map: www.lib.utexas.edu

Posted: 2012-07-25

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