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Water Resources Scarcity and Problems in Implementing Sustainable Development in the Cameroonian Sudano-sahelian Milieu

Wakponou Anselme*, Frédéric Dumay et Monique Mainguet**

Department of Geography, FALSH, University of Ngaoundere, Cameroon

Laboratory of Zonal Geography for the Development, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France

The research have been conducted in the framework of the program P2 – 2092RR521
of the University Agency of Francophonie (AUF)


The far Northern part of Cameroon, a sudano-sahelian milieu found around the southern end of North African Sahel, is subject to extreme climatic changes. The phenomenon leads to, among other things, scarcity of water resources and frequent droughts which affect the climatic, hydrologic and agricultural stability of the region. These droughts constitute a serious risk both to the environment and to mankind, thus posing as a major handicap to the region’s sustainable development. In this study, we intend to tackle the problem of water availability, the difficulties related to its access, storage and distribution.

Keywords: Cameroon, development, drought, Sahel, water