Uganda

Uganda is a landlocked state, bordered by Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania. Although the country is landlocked, it is still a well-watered country with many lakes and rivers. The climate is tropical; generally rainy with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August); semiarid in northeast. In terms of natural resources, Uganda has reserves of copper, cobalt, limestone and hydropower.

Key Water Issues and Challenges:

  • Draining of wetlands for agricultural use
  • Water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria
  • Deforestation
  • Overgrazing
  • Soil erosion

Contact GWP Uganda

Regional Programme Manager: Mr. Kidanemariam Jembere, Email: kjembere@nilebasin.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

Posted: 2012-07-24


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