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Integrated water resources management in Nigeria: Implications for sustainable national development

Ngene, Ben U. and Nwafor, C. O. and Bamigboye, Gideon and Ogbiye, S. A. and Ogundare, J. O. and Akpan, V. E. (2019) Integrated water resources management in Nigeria: Implications for sustainable national development. In: 1st International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructural Development, 2019, Online.

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This research is aimed at reviewing the current position and implication of sustainable national development of Nigeria as it concerns holistic water resources management. A new model of integrated water resources management (IWRM) has been developed by researchers and theorists and supported by international organisations that emphasize the multifunctional nature of water. However, there has been much debate on the feasibility of IWRM especially in the African context. The approach adopted in this paper is the review of literature centred on the implementation of IWRM in developing countries and with particular reference to Africa and makes recommendations that would ensure continued progress in the management of water resources in Nigeria. Among the conclusions reached in this paper is the fact that although the process of implementing IWRM in Nigeria may be difficult, a progressive approach that prioritises capacity development, policy and institutional reforms, and transparency will go a long way towards ensuring that Nigeria’s vast water resources are managed and developed in a way that maximises benefit while maintaining the health of the natural environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2020 15:11
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2020 15:11

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