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About this book
About this book
This text addresses such issues and hazards as flooding, pollution, deforestation and other ecological disorders. It examines the relationship between environmental degradation and poverty and uncontrolled population growth, and also highlights the roles of government and citizens in achieving sustainable development. The book aims to break new ground by relating environmental and ecological issues to sustainable development. This is a step forward in the efforts towards dealing with environmental problems in Nigeria. The text is the product of a national workshop in management of environmental problems in Nigeria, held at Enugu on the 4th June, 1997. The proceedings are the outcome of the discussions, and the book covers four broad areas of concern across 23 chapters. Effective survival measures for environmental and ecological hazards in Nigeria are presented in the first section. In the second, poverty and environmental degradation are addressed. The third part discusses the roles of government and citizens in environmenal management and looks at the topical issues of environmental awareness in Nigeria and the relationship between population growth and the environment. The final section presents the problems and prospects of sustainable development and includes discussion of a case study on urban development and environmental management strategies for sustainable cities. The book closes with the prospects for resident participation in efforts towards improving degraded urban neighbourhoods in Nigeria.
Part 1 Effective survival measures for environmental and ecological hazards in Nigeria: erosion phenomenon and development dynamics in South-Eastern Nigeria; urban environmental factors of flooding - a preliminary enquiry of Awka Capital territory; Anambra State - the place of governmental knowledge for survival; effective survival measures against natural hazards in settled areas; land improvement in disaster areas - the role of agricultural practices; noise - an element of environmental pollution; the causes and consequences of deforestation of the rainforest belt of Nigeria; air pollution - a threat to human survival; environmental challenge - emphasizing architectural design; environment, environmental problems and their effects on human life - from awareness to action; mapping the Enugu environment for identification of environmental hazards and mitigating the effects of such hazards; development, the environment and our ecological wisdom. Prt 2 Poverty and environmental degradation: rural poverty and environment degradation; urban poverty and environmental degradation in Nigerian cities. Part 3 The role of government and citizens in environmental management: towards environmental awareness in Nigeria; government efforts in environmental management in Nigeria; mitigating the effects of environmental hazards in settled areas; environmental problems and their management - the role of the government and citizens; the role of government and citizens in erosion control; offical mechanism for implementing environmental impact analysis in Nigeria; the girl child - her education and training for sustainable environmental management and development; population growth and environment. Part 4 Problems and prospects of sustainable development of the Nigerian environment: towards an integrated urban development and environmental management strategies for sustainable cities in Nigeria - a case study of Onitsha; towards improving degraded urban neighbourhoods in Nigeria - prospects for resident participation.