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Senegal - Challenges and Recommendations for Water Security in Senegal at National Level and in the Dakar-Mbour-Thiès Triangle (English)

Senegal is already water stressed and current water withdrawals are projected to increase by 30 to 60 percent by 2035. Water-related extreme events and pollution already cost Senegal over 10 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) every year, threatening the country’s ambition to become an emerging country, even more so following the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The Greater Dakar area is especially at risk, concentrating 50 percent of Senegal’s GDP production and close to a third of its population, and will need to diversify water sources and improve cross-sectoral coordination. Senegal urgently needs to prioritize water security to achieve and sustain its development objectives (PSE). This study first assesses the attention given to water resource management at the national level and identifies barriers to achieving water security, building on an overview of available resources and the institutional framework. It then takes a closer look at the Greater Dakar region where achieving water security will be most critical to development. The analysis of available water resources data (groundwater and surface water) for Senegal clearly shows that the Greater Dakar area presents a situation of aggravated water stress, with renewable water availability.

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  • Author

    World Bank

  • Document Date

    2022/01/31

  • Document Type

    Report

  • Report Number

    169275

  • Volume No

    1

  • Country

    Senegal,

  • Region

    Western and Central Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2022/03/09

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Senegal - Challenges and Recommendations for Water Security in Senegal at National Level and in the Dakar-Mbour-Thiès Triangle

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Senegal - Challenges and Recommendations for Water Security in Senegal at National Level and in the Dakar-Mbour-Thiès Triangle (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/099625003082251396/P1722330bb79db04d0993305b34176c0341