Tanzania is situated in Eastern Africa bordered by Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and the Indian Ocean. Terrains include plains along coast, a central plateau and highlands in North and South of the country. 

Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Tanzania and in the whole of Africa. Bordered by three of the largest lakes on the continent: Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika, and Lake Nyasa, it is one of only two mountains on the continent that has glaciers. The climate in Tanzania varies from tropical along the coast to temperate in the highlands.

Natural resources: hydropower, tin, phosphates, iron ore, coal, diamonds, gemstones, gold, natural gas, nickel.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Flooding on the central plateau during the rainy season
  • Soil degradation
  • Deforestation and desertification
  • Destruction of coral reefs threatens marine habitats
  • Recent droughts affected marginal agriculture

Contact GWP Tanzania

Chair: Victor Kongo; vickongo@gmail.com
Coordinator: Diana Kimbute; dkimbute@gmail.com
Partnership officer: dkimbute@gmail.com

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: http://data.worldbank.org;www.unwater.org

Posted: 2013-05-22

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