Zimbabwe is a landlocked state, bordered by Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia. The Zambezi forms a natural riverine boundary with Zambia. The climate is tropical with a rainy season (November-March). Zimbabwe has large reserves of e.g. coal, chromium ore, asbestos, gold, nickel, copper and iron ore. Furthermore, in full flood (February-April) the massive Victoria Falls on the river forms the world's largest curtain of falling water. Moreover, Lake Kariba on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border forms the world's largest reservoir by volume.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Recurring droughts
  • Air and water pollution
  • Poor mining practices have led to toxic waste and heavy metal pollution

Contact GWP Zimbabwe

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

Posted: 2012-07-25

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