Ivory Coast

Côte d’Ivoire is situated by the coast of the North Atlantic Ocean, bordering Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Guinea and Liberia. It has a tropical climate along the coast and semiarid in the far north. Its climate can be divided into three seasons: warm and dry (November to March), hot and dry (March to May), hot and wet (June to October). The country is very rich in natural resources and has large reserves of, among others, petroleum, natural gas, diamonds, cobalt, gold, coffee and palm oil.

Key facts

Total surface area: 322 463 km2

Estimated population: 21 952 093 (2012)

Average precipitation: 1,348 mm/yr

Total actual renewable water resources per capita: 4,193 m3/cap/yr (2001)

Freshwater withdrawal as of total: 51 m3/cap/yr (2000)

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • During the rainy season torrential flooding is possible
  • Deforestation (most of the country's forests - once the largest in West Africa - have been heavily logged)
  • Water pollution from sewage and industrial and agricultural effluents

Contacts CWP Ivory Coast

Président (Chair) : N’DRI KOFFI

Tel (Mobile) : +225 07 90 92 02

Email : koffindri@ymail.com

Secrétaire Exécutif (Executive Secretary) : Mr François Kouadio KONAN

Tel (Mobile) : +225 0921 3634

Email : habiet777@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