Burundi is a landlocked state, bordered by Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania. The climate is equatorial which, due to considerable altitude variation, results in a great variety of mean temperature across the country. There are two wet seasons (February to May and September to November), and two dry seasons (June to August and December to January). Burundi has large deposits of e.g. nickel, uranium, rare earth oxides, peat, cobalt, copper and platinum.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Flooding
  • Drought
  • Soil erosion as a result of overgrazing and the expansion of agriculture into marginal lands
  • Deforestation (little forested land remains because of uncontrolled cutting of trees for fuel)

Contact GWP Burundi

Mr Nkurikiye Anicet

GWP Regional Steering Committee member

Chef de Projet protection de l'habitat et des populations
d'hippopotames dans le Nord Est du Lac Tanganyika

B.P 273 Bujumbura

Tel: +257 22 273 555 (office)

+ 257 78 523 000 (mobile)

Email: nkurianicet@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