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Strategic water resource management, Nigeria

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:07 by Frank Simpson, Peter P. Hudec, Enuvie G. Akpokodje, Meshach O. Umenweke
The research project, Gully erosion, Nigeria, involved cooperation between the geology departments of the University of Windsor and the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, and the University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Research teams from the universities worked in partnership with rural people in Abia, Anambra, Enugu, and Imo States from 1993 to 1997. Political events intervened and the project participants next were reunited in 1999. The extended project term came to an end in 2000. The goal was to reduce gully erosion in southeastern Nigeria. The purpose was to discover reasons for the large numbers of gullies in the region and to design a strategy for the control and prevention of gully erosion. The funding agency was the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa. Hudec et al. (1998) described the geological engineering properties of those materials that are especially susceptible to gully erosion. The present account relates some aspects of project research to concepts of water resource management. Use of “strategic” in the title draws attention to the importance of this to the national security of Nigeria.



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SIMPSON, F. ... et al, 2001. Strategic water resource management, Nigeria. IN: Scott, R. (ed). People and systems for water, sanitation and health: Proceedings of the 27th WEDC International Conference, Lusaka, Zambia, 20-24 August 2001, pp. 402-404.


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