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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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2.55 out of 5
WWF Country Risk Score
122 out of 248 Countries
WWF Country Rank
Total Organizations: 4
Total Projects: 2
Priority SDGs: 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)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Stakeholder Participation (SDG 6.b)
Water-Related Disaster Management (SDG 11.5)
Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
Priority Regions: Danube
Priority Industries: Apparel
Food, beverage & agriculture
Fossil fuels
Power generation
Organization Types:
International Organization
NGO / Civil Society
Profile Completion: 73%

Water-Related Challenge Costs

Total annual estimated cost to address all water-related challenges: $169,192,989.00

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

  • Access to Drinking Water: $34,546,402.00 - [20%]
  • Access to Sanitation: $50,507,040.00 - [30%]
  • Industrial Pollution: $27,783,406.00 - [16%]
  • Agricultural Pollution: $25,077,384.00 - [15%]
  • Water Scarcity: $3,079,925.00 - [2%]
  • Water Management: $28,198,832.00 - [17%]

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

Water Challenges

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Country Overview

1.1.1.WATER RESOURCES A significant part of Slovakia’s surface water flows in from the neighbouring states, though the usability of this fund is limited. It has a long-term average annual precipitation of 824mm/yr. The long-term average of annual renewable water resources is stated in 50,100 million m3/yr of which 25 per cent of them are considered as internal water resources (12,600 million m3) and 75 per cent are considered as external water resources (37,500 million m3). By the year 2009 the total dam (reservoir) capacity is stated as 1,760 million m3. Slovakia has two river basin districts (RBDs), out of which both are international sharing watersheds, with Austria to the west, Poland and Czech Republic to the north and Hungary to the south. The two basins are the Danube RBD and the Vistula RBD. The consultation on the draft river basin management plans took place between 23 January 2009 and 22 July 2009. The final implementation of those river basin management plans is still pending.

1.1.2.WATER USE Water withdrawal in the country by the year 2007 was estimated at 688 million m3. Around 48 per cent of the total resources abstracted come from surface water bodies, and around 52 per cent come from groundwater bodies. This water abstraction can be itemised by user sector. By the year 2007, it was estimated that the water dedicated to agriculture reached 22 million m3. These resources were used in 390,900m3 of the total area equipped for irrigation of 1,720,000m3 in the whole country (2007), which represents a significant percentage of the area dedicated to cultivation (12.3 per cent) For urban purposes the water abstraction was stated as 320 million m3 and for industrial uses the value was stated as 346 million m3.

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Organizations in Slovakia

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

We are a group of driven professionals from three continents that have a deep interest, dedication and skill to move from theory to practice and produce tangible outcomes in light of our mission: To explore and promote ways for people … Learn More

IFS aims to contribute towards strengthening the capacity of developing countries to conduct relevant and high quality research on the sustainable management of biological and water resources. This involves the study of physical, chemical, and biological processes, as well as … Learn More

We find fresh self-recharging water sources where others say there is none. Learn More

Projects in Slovakia

We try to establish preventive actions to start minimizing the potential risks now. Site-specific targets will support these actions and ensure that we reach our goals. Increased investment in new technology and infrastructure as follows: operating permit for freshwater wells … Learn More

Reconnecting floodplains to restore ecosystem services and re-establish biodiversity, this project focuses on restoring the cut-off floodplains to the Danube for the benefit of people, habitats and species. The project focuses on improving knowledge on habitat locations and conditions, helping … Learn More

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