Lithuania

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Lithuania is part of:
Baltic States · Europe & CIS · Northern Europe ·
Water Basins of Lithuania:
Barta · Daugava-Zapadnaya Dvina · Neman · Venta ·
Facts & Figures edit
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Capital Vilnius
Neighbouring Countries Belarus, Latvia, Poland, Russia
Total Area 65,300 km2
  - Water n/a km2 (n/a%) / n/a m2/ha
  - Land n/a km2
Coastline 90 km
Population 3,369,600 (52 inhab./km2)
HDIA 0.869 (2007)
Gini CoefficientA 36 (1995)
Nominal GDPB $48,750 million
GDP (PPP) Per CapitaB $18,400
National UN Presence FAO, UNHCR, WHO, UNICEF, WB, UNESCO
Land UseC
  - Cultivated Land 29,849 km2 (45.71%)
     - Arable 29,261 km2 (44.81%)
     - Permanent Crops 588 km2 (0.9%)
     - Irrigated 70 km2
  - Non cultivated 118,955 km2 (54.29%)
Average Annual RainfallD 656 mm
Renewable Water ResourcesE 24.5 km3
Water WithdrawalsF 0.27 km3/yr
  - For Agricultural Use 7%
  - For Domestic Use 78%
  - For Industrial Use 15%
  - Per Capita 77 m3
Population with safe access to
  - Improved Water Source n/a
     - Urban population n/a
     - Rural population n/a
  - Improved Sanitation n/a
     - Urban population n/a
     - Rural population n/a
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

> Articles | Projects & Case studies | Publications & Web resources | Who is who | Maps
> Sector Assessment | Sector Coordination | Donor Profile

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Contents

News

Country Profile: Climate, Geography, Socio-Economic Context

Country Profile: Water Bodies and Resources

There are over 3,000 natural lakes in Lithuania; 25 of them are more than 10 square kilometres. Within the country, there are 722 rivers over 10 kilometres long and 21 of them are more than 100 kilometres long. Rivers and lakes have long been used as waterways, although, with the exception of the Nemunas River in the south of the country, they are not very suitable for navigation.

In recent years, many farmers have not been able to afford fertilizers and pesticides. This has led to a significant decrease in their use and their leaching from the soil surface, resulting in a reduction in groundwater pollution.

Country Profile: Legal and Institutional Environment

Lithuania has not signed any agreements or treaties on sharing international rivers with its neighbours. An agreement has been signed with Belarus on the exchange of information in the event of accidental pollution in the transboundary rivers. An agreement has been signed with Poland on the monitoring and protection of the transboundary Sesupe River and Lake Galadusis.

Country Profile: Water Sector Coordination

See Sector coordination sub-page for detailed description

Country Profile: Trends in Water Use, Management and Sanitation

Country Profile: Challenges and Opportunities

Articles

Recently updated articles on Lithuania
  1. Lithuania/publications ‎(1,110 views) . . WikiBot
  2. Lithuania/articles ‎(1,083 views) . . WikiBot
  3. Lithuania/projects ‎(1,375 views) . . WikiBot
  4. Lithuania/who is who ‎(1,109 views) . . WikiBot
  5. Lithuania/Maps ‎(817 views) . . WikiBot
  6. Situation in the new EU-Member/Neighbour States ‎(6,373 views) . . WikiBot
  7. Effective Water Governance: Action through Partnership in Central and Eastern Europe ‎(2,816 views) . . Katy.norman


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Projects and Case Studies

Projects in or about Lithuania

(this is a list of the 15 most recently updated entries. To see all projects click here)

  1. Restoration of Wetland Ecosystem in Aukstumala Strict Nature Reserve, Lithuania ‎(2,110 views) . . WikiBot
  2. Management of Shallow Migration Corridors in the Nemunas Delta, Lithuania ‎(2,145 views) . . WikiBot
  3. Cooperated Production and Marked Development of the Ecological Produce in Eastern Lithuania ‎(2,191 views) . . WikiBot
  4. Improvement of the Ecological Situation and Sustainable Development by the Nemunas Delta with the Assistance of the Community of Minge Village ‎(2,270 views) . . WikiBot


Case studies in or about Lithuania

(by popularity)

  1. Lithuania - Sustainable Development of the Nemunas Delta Supported by the Community of Minge Village ‎(22,532 views) . . Katy.norman


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Publications

5 most recently updated publications on Lithuania
  1. Lithuania MDG Report, Goal 7 ‎(3,390 views) . . Katy.norman
  2. Lithuania Sanitation Country Profile ‎(3,838 views) . . Katy.norman
  3. Lithuania Country Profile for Johannesburg Summit 2002 ‎(2,898 views) . . Katy.norman
  4. Lithuania Freshwater Country Profile ‎(3,218 views) . . WikiBot


5 most popular publications on Lithuania
  1. Lithuania Sanitation Country Profile ‎(3,838 views) . . Katy.norman
  2. Lithuania MDG Report, Goal 7 ‎(3,390 views) . . Katy.norman
  3. Lithuania Freshwater Country Profile ‎(3,218 views) . . WikiBot
  4. Lithuania Country Profile for Johannesburg Summit 2002 ‎(2,898 views) . . Katy.norman


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Who is Who

People working in Lithuania
  1. Neda.leonaviciute ‎(856 views)
  2. Lina.jankauskiene ‎(3,264 views)
  3. Inga.ringailaite ‎(979 views)


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Organizations working in Lithuania

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References

See also

External Resources

Water Conservation and Use in Agriculture

http://www.gwpceeforum.org/?page=57

http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/publi/peco/lithuan/summary/sum_en.htm


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