Sudan, situated by the Red Sea is bordered by Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya and South Sudan. The final alignment between Sudan and South Sudan is still under pending negotiations and demarcation. The Nile and its tributaries are cutting through the country. Despite the presence of the Nile, the climate is arid desert; hot and dry. In terms of natural resources, Sudan has deposits of petroleum as well as small reserves of iron ore, copper and chromium ore.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Inadequate supplies of potable water
  • Periodic drought
  •  Soil erosion
  • Desertification

Contact GWP Sudan

GWP Regional Steering Committee member

Tarig El Gamri (PhD)

Associate Professor

Head, water resources department
Desertification Research Institute,

The National Centre for Research

Course coordinator: M.Sc IWRM
Sudan Academy of Sciences

Code 11111, PO Box 728


Tel:+249 922596300 (mobile)


Pro. Seifeldin H. Abdalla

GWP Regional Steering Committee member



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