Sustainable Living in Africa: Case of Water, Sanitation, Air Pollution and Energy
AbstractThe study reviewed developmental challenges confronting African countries with specific reference to the availability of potable water, sanitation, energy, water and ambient air. It showed the conflict between the need to exploit environmental capital in order to keep up with the pace of human development activities and the need to utilize resources sustainably. Hitherto, the cost of this development has been at the expense of public health and cleaner environment. The outcome demonstrates the need for a change of approach in the way and manner that environmental resources are exploited for developmental purposes. Two concepts for addressing these problems were discussed. These are the “soft path” approach and the trialog model. The former places high priority on the proper use and management of existing infrastructure or resources rather than acquisition or exploitation of more infrastructure or resources. The latter concept addresses the principle of resource governance through the application of an understanding of the complex relationship between the main stakeholders—government, science, and society. Case studies on the practicality of these concepts were also highlighted and discussed. View Full-Text
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Omole, D.O.; Ndambuki, J.M. Sustainable Living in Africa: Case of Water, Sanitation, Air Pollution and Energy. Sustainability 2014, 6, 5187-5202.
Omole DO, Ndambuki JM. Sustainable Living in Africa: Case of Water, Sanitation, Air Pollution and Energy. Sustainability. 2014; 6(8):5187-5202.Chicago/Turabian Style
Omole, David O.; Ndambuki, Julius M. 2014. "Sustainable Living in Africa: Case of Water, Sanitation, Air Pollution and Energy." Sustainability 6, no. 8: 5187-5202.