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You are here : eLibrary : IAHR World Congress Proceedings : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT : Hydro-environment : Issues in river water quality, assessment and simulation in a west africa subregion
Issues in river water quality, assessment and simulation in a west africa subregion
Author : TOYIN OMOTOSO(1) GREGORY F LANE-SERFF(2) AND ROBERT YOUNG(3)
ABSTRACT
The study area in SW Nigeria is occupied by vulnerable people where access to safe water is a major and critical problem
with much dependence on streams and rivers for domestic and industrial chores. The status of the prevailing river-water
quality, analysis techniques and the challenges in its assessment and simulation are presented within the context of the
study area. The framework under which the quality issue is being evaluated explores the precarious water situation as
resulting from the effects of human intervention in the environment, including water resources use, abuse and remediation
measures. Involvement and limitations of individual and corporate institutions in monitoring, calibrating and establishing a
baseline for surface water quality tools for management processes was equally evaluated. This study provides a unique
resource for the appraisal of challenges of water quality simulation in data-poor regions
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Chapter : IAHR World Congress Proceedings
Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Hydro-environment
Date Published : 18/08/2015
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