The Gambia

Situated in West Africa by the North Atlantic Ocean, The Gambia is almost an enclave of Senegal. It is the smallest country in the continent of Africa. The climate is tropical with a hot and rainy season (June to November) and a cool and dry season (November to May). In terms of terrain, the flood plain of the Gambia River is flanked by some low hills. Important natural resources include clay, silica sand, titanium and tin.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Drought (rainfall has dropped by 30% in the last 30 years)
  • Deforestation
  • Desertification
  • Water-borne diseases prevalent

Contact GWP The Gambia

Mrs Ndey Sireng Bakurin, Chair, ndeyb@hotmail.com, ndeyb@gamtel.gm

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: 2012-07-30


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