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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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2.79 out of 5
WWF Country Risk Score
82 out of 248 Countries
WWF Country Rank
Total Organizations: 4
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)
Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
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: Mono
Priority Industries: Biotech, health care & pharma
Food, beverage & agriculture
Organization Types:
International Organization
NGO / Civil Society
Profile Completion: 73%

Water-Related Challenge Costs

Total annual estimated cost to address all water-related challenges: $431,129,166.00

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

  • Access to Drinking Water: $149,924,926.00 - [35%]
  • Access to Sanitation: $177,371,440.00 - [41%]
  • Industrial Pollution: $2,139,119.00 - [0%]
  • Agricultural Pollution: $25,092,858.00 - [6%]
  • Water Scarcity: $4,745,962.00 - [1%]
  • Water Management: $71,854,861.00 - [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 Water withdrawals were estimated to be 169 million m3 in 2002. The amount of water used in agriculture is 76 million m3 (45 per cent), comprising 46 million m3 for irrigation and 30 million m3 for livestock. Households consume 52 per cent and the mining industry 3 per cent.

1.2.WATER QUALITY, ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH Surface waters have variable mineral content. With environmental degradation, they are now subject to constant pollution and contamination especially from agriculture (fertilizers, pesticides, etc.). Groundwater is generally of good quality especially regarding its bacteriological characteristics. According to UNEP (2010), Togo struggles to provide adequate sanitation facilities to its population. In 2008, only 12 per cent of the nation’s population had access to improved sanitation facilities, with a mere 3 per cent in rural areas, where 58 per cent of the population lives. Open defecation is practised by an estimated 3.55 million people in the country – over half the population. Given a current population of 6.7 million and an annual population growth rate of 2.48 per cent, the number of people living without access to essential services such as sanitation facilities is likely to grow faster than the infrastructure needed to service them. Low sanitation access brings a host of negative health impacts. Torpid wastewater is a breeding ground for many communicable diseases. In 2008, 367 people died from cholera, and two years earlier an outbreak killed 1,159. Children are particularly vulnerable – in 2009, Togo’s child mortality rate was 79 per 1000 births. Furthermore, the percentage of years of life lost attributable to communicable diseases in 2002 was 79 per cent in Togo, compared to 59 per cent for the rest of Africa. These high rates of communicable diseases are strongly linked to the nation’s low access to sanitation facilities (UNEP, 2010).

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Organizations in Togo

#ClearWaterInitiative is an extension of the Fish Foundation Global Nation Foundation's program known as “Transformation of Nations.” It's a clear precise mission and purpose through our unique structured water device providing healthy water that increases oxygen, decrease dehydration restores healthy … Learn More

The Alliance Nationale des Consommateurs et de l'Environnement (ANCE-Togo) was created on August 21, 1999, by the initiative of some organizations concerned about the damages caused to the economy, environment, society and the desire to promote sustainable development in Togo. … 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

To help the people of the interested country in meeting their needs for trained men and women. The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local … Learn More

Projects in Togo

Access to safe water is the foundation to the development of all communities. Safe and reliable water restores hope and unlocks potential and opportunity. As the water crisis has grown to a global level leaving in its path a plethora … Learn More

The present project is located in the district of Goubi, a farming zone (100% of the population) in the North of Togo. In this zone there are more than 4500 market gardeners, among which more than 2200 female growers. Market … Learn More

This program intends to promote sustainable methods of production in Togo and in particular organic cotton. The cotton will be produced without the use of synthetic insecticides or fertilizers. Soil fertility management is then based on crop rotation system (mulch, … 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

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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