Water security in Senegal: challenges and recommendations
main-content
World Bank Senegal

Water security in Senegal: challenges and recommendations

Senegal is already water stressed and current water withdrawals are projected to increase by 30 to 60 percent by 2035, while water-related extreme events and pollution cost Senegal over 10 percent of GDP every year. The Dakar area is especially at risk, concentrating 50 percent of Senegal’s GDP production and close to half its population, and will need to diversify water sources and improve cross-sectoral coordination.