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Water Basins of Argentina:
Aviles · Aysen · Baker · Carmen Silva-Chico · Comau · Cullen · Gallegos-Chico · La Plata · Lake Fagnano · Palena · Pascua · Puelo · Rio Grande · San Martin · Seno Union-Serrano · Valdivia · Yelcho · Zapaleri ·
Facts & Figures edit
Capital Buenos Aires
Neighbouring Countries Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia
Total Area 2,766,890 km2
  - Water 30,200 km2 (1.09%) / 109 m2/ha
  - Land 2,736,690 km2
Coastline 4,989 km
Population 38,747,150 (13.9 inhab./km2)
HDIA 0.860 (2007)
Gini CoefficientA 51.3 (1995)
Nominal GDPB $338,700 million
GDP (PPP) Per CapitaB $14,500
National UN Presence
Land UseC
  - Cultivated Land 284,342 km2 (10.39%)
     - Arable 274,490 km2 (10.03%)
     - Permanent Crops 9,852 km2 (0.36%)
     - Irrigated 15,500 km2
  - Non cultivated 68,066 km2 (89.61%)
Average Annual RainfallD 591 mm
Renewable Water ResourcesE 814 km3
Water WithdrawalsF n/a km3/yr
  - For Agricultural Use 74%
  - For Domestic Use 17%
  - For Industrial Use 9%
  - Per Capita 791 m3
Population with safe access to
  - Improved Water Source 96%
     - Urban population 98%
     - Rural population 80%
  - Improved Sanitation 91%
     - Urban population 92%
     - Rural population 83%
References & Remarks
A UNDP Human Development Report
B CIA World Factbook and Wikipedia
C CIA World Factbook Country Profiles
D Aquastat - FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture
E CIA World Factbook
F Earthtrends



Country Profile: Climate, Geography, Socio-Economic Context

Country Profile: Water Bodies and Resources

Country Profile: Legal and Institutional Environment

Since 2006, Argentina has progressed in its preparation of a national water resources plan, which involves collaboration between the central and provincial governments and that of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. The plan sets forth actions to improve water quality and quantity, to better manage demand from the various sectors and to mitigate the impact of extreme events. An important change in the water sector has been the renationalization of several water supply and sanitation services that were privatized in the 1990s. The move involved cancelling the contract of an international company serving the Buenos Aires metropolitan area, home to about one-third of the country’s population. To maintain continuity of water and sanitation services, the government created another company, in which it holds 90% of the stock (NotiSur, 2006).

Country Profile: Water Sector Coordination

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Country Profile: Trends in Water Use, Management and Sanitation

Country Profile: Challenges and Opportunities


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Projects and Case Studies

Projects in or about Argentina

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Case studies in or about Argentina

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Who is Who

People working in Argentina

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Organizations working in Argentina
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See also

External Resources

"Water supply and sanitation in Argentina" on Wikipedia

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