Hydrology: Current Research

ISSN: 2157-7587

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Nwankwoala HO

Port Harcourt

  • Research Article
    Groundwater and Poverty Reduction: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development in Nigeria
    Author(s): Nwankwoala HONwankwoala HO

    Water is essential for life and for most activities of human society. Both economic and social development and the maintenance of human health are completely dependent upon ready access to adequate water supplies. All societies require water both for basic survival and for economic development. Limited and inadequate access to water supply for productive uses such as livestock watering, crop irrigation, and small scale industries, constraints households and communities in a condition of vulnerability and poverty. Lack of access to safe domestic, and indeed to significant quantities of water for other productive uses defines and contributes to poverty. Provision of and access to safe domestic water for productive uses will contribute to the Millennium Development target of halving the proportion of people without access to safe and sustainable water supplies by 2015, in addition to con.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7587.1000240

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