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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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1.64 out of 5
WWF Country Risk Score
185 out of 248 Countries
WWF Country Rank
Total Organizations: 12
Total Projects: 5
Priority SDGs: Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2.4)
Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (SDG 6.1 & 6.2)
Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Stakeholder Participation (SDG 6.b)
Water-Related Disaster Management (SDG 11.5)
Sustainable Production (SDG 12.4)
Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
Priority Regions: Lake Vattern
Priority Industries: Biotech, health care & pharma
Food, beverage & agriculture
Fossil fuels
Power generation
Organization Types:
Bilateral and / or Intergovernmental Agency
International Organization
NGO / Civil Society
Profile Completion: 73%

Water-Related Challenge Costs

Total annual estimated cost to address all water-related challenges: $934,395,624.00

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

  • Access to Drinking Water: $93,060,568.00 - [10%]
  • Access to Sanitation: $94,492,610.00 - [10%]
  • Industrial Pollution: $48,949,897.00 - [5%]
  • Agricultural Pollution: $81,619,777.00 - [9%]
  • Water Scarcity: $460,540,168.00 - [49%]
  • Water Management: $155,732,604.00 - [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
Compliance with Local Regulations and Widely-Accepted Standards
Upstream Water Issues

Country Overview

1.2.WATER QUALITY, ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH Farms use large quantities of fertilizers. Arable soil is also often enriched with animal manure. The risk of phosphorus and nitrogen leaching out of fields into adjacent watercourses, lakes and coastal areas depends on factors including what crop is grown, the soil type, precipitation, irrigation and harvesting On average, a third of nitrogen fertilizer applied to arable land brings no benefit, since it is not absorbed by the crops. More than half of this surplus leaches out into surrounding waters. Wetlands where ditches have been dug, lakes that have been lowered and watercourses that have been straightened out contribute to the ongoing massive leaching of nutrients from farming areas, since the previous obstacles to this leaching no longer exist. In lakes and watercourses it is almost always phosphorus, a plant nutrient that causes eutrophication, that leaches. Small lakes, in particular, are affected. The lakes that are hypereutrophic (where eutrophication is most severe) are in south Skåne, Mälardalen, Östergötland and south of Lake Vänern. The process of lakes becoming overgrown is partly a natural one that has been underway since the Ice Age, when the lakes were formed. But eutrophication has accelerated this process. Eutrophication largely follows the same patterns in watercourses as in lakes: the worst-affected watercourses are those in the agricultural plains of southern and central Sweden. Some of the nitrogen that leaches from arable land enters groundwater. As a result, concentrations of nitrogen in the form of nitrates have risen in many wells in the farming areas of southern and central Sweden. Elevated concentrations of nitrates represent a marked health risk for people who get drinking water from their own wells. Infants, who are vulnerable to nitrates, are particularly exposed to the risk that this well water poses. Nitrates reduce absorption of oxygen into the blood and can also be converted into carcinogenic substances in the body.

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Organizations in Sweden

AB Electrolux (commonly known as Electrolux) is a Swedish multinational home appliance manufacturer, headquartered in Stockholm. It is consistently ranked the world's second-largest appliance maker by units sold (after Whirlpool). Learn More

APATEQ's core values and mission are to address water scarcity and pollution issues, with best fit solutions to meet the needs to reduce, reuse and recycle water. Our solutions work in support of the Sustainability and CSR agendas defined by … Learn More

We want to transform healthcare, change the lives of billions of people for the better and address some of the biggest healthcare challenges facing humankind. Our ambition is to stop the progress of these often degenerative, debilitating, and life-threatening conditions, … 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

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) is a global action network with over 3,000 Partner organisations in 179 countries. The network has 68 accredited Country Water Partnerships and 13 Regional Water Partnerships. The network is open to all organisations involved in … Learn More

For as long as nearly 70 years since its founding in 1949, Kurita Water Industries has been consistently operating in two areas of "water and the environment." To cater to diverse customer needs, the Kurita Group provides comprehensive solutions by … Learn More

Manufacturing of mobile high capacity machinery for re use of industrial polluted water,in any configuration Fully supervised by sensors,computer etc low cost for operation Own patent,tailor made to client need Learn More

Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium paperboards including folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. Our lightweight paperboards based on pure fresh fibres are developed as the perfect fit for consumer goods, retail-ready and food service … Learn More

The SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme (SDG 6-SP) assists governments in designing and implementing country-led responses to SDG indicator 6.5.1—the degree of implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)—as an entry point to accelerate progress towards the achievement of water-related … Learn More

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is a policy institute that generates knowledge and informs decision-making towards water wise policy and sustainable development. SIWI performs research, builds institutional capacity and provides advisory services in five thematic areas: water governance, transboundary … Learn More

Stora Enso is the global rethinker of the paper, biomaterials, packaging and wood products industry. We always rethink the old and expand to the new to offer our customers innovative solutions based on renewable materials. Stora Enso is participate actively … Learn More

Sida's purpose is to implement the Swedish aid policy objective of creating prerequisites for better living conditions for people living in poverty and oppression. As a Swedish government agency, we are governed by government regulations, instructions, strategies and annual appropriations. … Learn More

Projects in Sweden

H&M Is part of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), which is a non-profit, multistakeholder governance group that promotes better standards in cotton farming and practices across 21 countries. H&M: "As of 2020, we only source recycled cotton, organic cotton, or … Learn More

Green Spirit focuses on environmental performance improvement and employee engagement. The reporting system monitors energy and water consumption data among Electrolux manufacturing facilities. The best practice is shared among sectors. Monitors performance against denied energy and water targets. All manufacturing … Learn More

Summary Seawater/Lake Water Air Conditioning (SWAC/LWAC) technology produces air conditioning without the use of chemical agents. Acting alone, SWAC/LWAC can reduce electricity usage by up to 90% when compared to traditional air conditioning systems. When developed in conjunction with Ocean … Learn More

The WaterBee Smart Irrigation Demonstration Action is the follow-on phase from the very successful FP7-SME-007-1 WaterBee “Research for SMEs” project (222440) that ended in September 2010, and very convincingly researched, developed &amp; proved the concept of the WaterBee Prototype to … Learn More

To actively manage our potential risk from operating in areas of extreme water scarcity, Xylem proactively manages potential water-related risks at our facilities by equipping our facilities with Xylem technologies. There is an approved project to install 8 Hydroinfinity units … Learn More

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