Water for Cities in Nigeria: The Governance Dimension

Emmanuel M. Akpabio, Iniubong E. Ansa

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    This work assesses the state of water resources in Nigeria in the light of the global state of the affairs of water management. The study takes an in-depth survey of water availability globally on a regional per capita basis. The study further exposes contemporary trends in water management with particular focus on efforts at privatisation. The study goes further to expatiate the concept of water governance with a view to furnishing sound knowledge of the political, economic, social and administrative variables involved before it proceeds to assess the state of the affair in Nigeria, with the Niger Delta in perspective. The study concludes by drawing up the emerging issues in water governance in Nigeria for policy and practice.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)297-309
    Number of pages13
    JournalMediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2013


    • Governance
    • Niger Delta
    • Nigeria
    • Privatisation
    • Water Resources

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Arts and Humanities
    • General Social Sciences
    • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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