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Area: 5888268 km2
Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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2.6 out of 5
WWF Country Risk Score
112 out of 248 Countries
WWF Country Rank
Total Organizations: 4
Total Projects: 4
Priority SDGs: Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (SDG 6.1 & 6.2)
Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
International Cooperation and Capacity Building (SDG 6.a)
Water-Related Disaster Management (SDG 11.5)
Sustainable Production (SDG 12.4)
Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
Priority Regions: --
Priority Industries: Apparel
Biotech, health care & pharma
Food, beverage & agriculture
Power generation
Organization Types:
NGO / Civil Society
Utility / Water Service Provider
Profile Completion: 64%

Water-Related Challenge Costs

Total annual estimated cost to address all water-related challenges: $1,124,924,922.00

Share of total annual estimated cost to address each individual challenge (2015 $USD):

  • Access to Drinking Water: $391,540,418.00 - [35%]
  • Access to Sanitation: $348,682,109.00 - [31%]
  • Industrial Pollution: $49,246,202.00 - [4%]
  • Agricultural Pollution: $42,005,333.00 - [4%]
  • Water Scarcity: $105,963,372.00 - [9%]
  • Water Management: $187,487,487.00 - [17%]

For more about this data, see information on WRI’s Achieving Abundance dataset here.

Water Challenges

As reported by organizations on the Hub.

Access to Water Supply and Water Services

Country Overview

1.1.2.WATER USE In 2000, levies on water resources amounted to 1591 million m3, of which 1 435 million for agriculture (93 percent), 98 million for communities (4 percent) and 58 million for industry (3 percent).

1.2.WATER QUALITY, ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH Major environmental problems are wildlife populations threatened by poaching; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification; overfishing. The water quality is good for irrigation except the Senegal River that are slightly alkaline, resulting in the absence of drainage systems for most irrigated areas, the long-term risk of salting and alkalinization irrigated soils. Fortunately, the calcium ion content of soils in the valley act as a buffer that will last very long. Deterioration in the quality of surface water has been observed in places. These damages are mainly caused by eutrophication due to a reduction in flow velocity and oxygenation of the water because of new dams and dikes, proliferation of aquatic vegetation in the Senegal River delta, and chemical and biological pollution related to the discharge of wastes and pesticides, particularly in the Delta and the Senegal River valley in the Niayes and Dakar. In the basin of the Sine Saloum (groundnut) approximately 230 000 hectares were destroyed by salinization and acidification due to a lack of rainfall, which determine the continued decline of groundwater. In addition, uncontrolled logging and the expansion of cultivation areas and bush fires are another source of degradation. This situation is exacerbated by wind erosion, water and chemical (salt). But there have been reports of salinized land in each agro-ecological, except eastern Senegal. The Senegal River delta appears to be particularly affected by waterborne diseases (bilharzia and diarrhea).

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Organizations in Senegal

Aqua for All is a not-for-profit organisation operating in Africa and Asia. For almost two decades, we have worked towards catalysing an innovative, sustainable and inclusive water and sanitation economy worldwide. We believe that innovation, scalable solutions, and public and … Learn More

To create and implement innovative, environmentally friendly wastewater treatment and reuse solutions for any situation anywhere in the world. System O)) are various certified wastewater treatment solutions in terms of performance by the United States, Canada, Europe, and many others. … Learn More

LYSECONCEPT « Biological Pit » 6 in 1 A biotechnology providing a global, definitive, ecological, economical, biological and productive solution: 1. To the problem of waste water management ; 2. To the problem of the total elimination of excrements ; … Learn More

WaterStep responds to critical needs for safe water by evaluating and implementing solutions and teaching people to use those tools. WaterStep saves lives with safe water by empowering communities to take care of their own long-term water needs. We believe … Learn More

Projects in Senegal

In Senegal, we donated handwashing devices and hygiene products to the Mairie de Thiès community, in support of Senegalese institutions. Learn More

Project WET is currently active in more than 75 countries around the world through a network of partner organizations that range from small NGOs to major international corporations and organizations. We only go where we’re invited! We work with our … Learn More

Financing women entrepreneurs in West Africa The bright blue and yellow Keur Mbir Ndao water kiosk is a colorful contrast to the earth-colored buildings in Thieudeme village, Thiès Region. Located east of Senegal’s capital city Dakar, Thiès is one of … Learn More

Bangladesh is experiencing one of the worst humanitarian crises in history. Since August 2017, Bangladesh has seen an unprecedented influx of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in MyanmarÕs Rakhine State. Among the nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees now residing in the … Learn More

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