Togo

Togo is situated by the Bight of Benin, bordering Benin, Burkina Faso and Ghana. The climate varies across the country, with tropical climate in the south and semiarid in the north. This variation is made possible due to the country's length which allows it to stretch through six distinct geographic regions; climate varies from tropical to savanna. Togo is rich in phosphates, limestone and marble.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Periodic droughts
  • Water pollution presents health hazards and hinders the fishing industry
  • Deforestation attributable to slash-and-burn agriculture and the use of wood for fuel

Contact GWP Togo

Abdoulaye TRAORE-ZAKARI, Chair, layezt@yahoo.fr

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: 2012-07-26


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