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Lake Chad Restoration: Communities Attitude and Expectations

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  21st Century Watershed Technology: Improving Water Quality and the Environment Conference Proceedings, May 27-June 1, 2012, Bari, Italy  12-13674.(doi:10.13031/2013.41404)
Authors:   Ajibike O. S Adeyemo, Lars Ribbe, Sabine Schuelter
Keywords:   Stakeholders, Communual, Water Quality, Resources Management, Lake Chad Basin

Water bodies such as Lakes, rivers, streams and others are been restored or rehabilitated to its natural or close to its natural state in many parts of the developed countries. Lake Chad was formerly the sixth largest Lake and second largest in the World and Africa respectively, the size of the Lake has drastically reduced. As part of the restoration processes, water quality has been an aspect under consideration in the improvement of the Lake Chad. The research projects tend to determine the attitude and expectation of the communals living along the Lake Chad Shore, in terms of water resources management. In this survey, three communities were choosen-namely Baga (Nigeria), Bol (Chad Republic) and Nguigmi (Niger).

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