Slovakia is a landlocked state, bordered by Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Ukraine. Most of the terrain is rugged and mountainous, especially in the central and northern part. It has a temperate climate with cool summers and cold humid winters. Slovakia possesses reserves of brown coal and lignite, as well as small reserves of iron ore, copper and manganese ore.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Acid rain damaging forests
  • Air pollution from metallurgical plants presents human health risks
  • Continuous negations between Slovakia and Hungary over Hungary's completion of its portion of the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros hydroelectric dam project along the Danube

Contact GWP Slovakia

Mr. Tomas Orfanus

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