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Rainwater harvesting in Nigeria

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conference contribution
posted on 12.02.2018, 15:10 by Isiaka Ayodele Owoade
In 1986 Oyebande (7) estimated that only 46% of the Nigerian population had access to piped water supply. This leaves much to be desired and long term solutions are called for to improve the situation. In the interim, possible short term options should be examined for their viability. This study has clearly demonstrated the potential role of rainwater harvesting in this regard. An average annual harvestable rainfall of 718 litres per square meter of catchment is available. An individual's annual water requirements could be met from a 13 square meter catchment and a 4-cubic meter storage tank.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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OWOADE, I.A., 1989. Rainwater harvesting in Nigeria. IN: Wray, A. (ed). Water, engineering and development in Africa: Proceedings of the 15th WEDC International Conference, Kano, Nigeria, 3-7 April 1989, pp.129-131.

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1989

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This is a conference paper.

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WEDC_ID:13484

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