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Water Infrastructure Development in Nigeria: Trend, Size, and Purpose

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Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, 48 Linnaeus Way, Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia
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Fenner School of Environment and Society & Institute for Water Futures, The Australian National University, 48 Linnaeus Way, Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia
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Water 2021, 13(17), 2416; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172416
Received: 27 July 2021 / Revised: 24 August 2021 / Accepted: 27 August 2021 / Published: 2 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance)
Water infrastructure development is key to attaining sustainable development, especially for water supply, sanitation and health, agricultural development, and energy production. However, sub-Saharan African countries face specific challenges around infrastructure financing, systemic and repeated malfunctioning, and decentralised infrastructure types. Using Nigeria as a case, this article aims to analyse historical water infrastructure development in Nigeria with a specific focus on dams and standpipes. Seven themes are discussed: infrastructure divisions; deprioritising water supply; political infrastructures; infrastructure failure and sustainability; infrastructure classification and typologies; optimal use of water resources and infrastructure; and a commentary on the future of water infrastructure development. The article concludes with policy and research suggestions for policymakers and other relevant stakeholders. View Full-Text
Keywords: dams; Nigeria; standpipes; sub-Saharan Africa; water supply infrastructure dams; Nigeria; standpipes; sub-Saharan Africa; water supply infrastructure
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Adeniran, A.; Daniell, K.A.; Pittock, J. Water Infrastructure Development in Nigeria: Trend, Size, and Purpose. Water 2021, 13, 2416. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172416

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Adeniran A, Daniell KA, Pittock J. Water Infrastructure Development in Nigeria: Trend, Size, and Purpose. Water. 2021; 13(17):2416. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172416

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Adeniran, Adegboyega, Katherine A. Daniell, and Jamie Pittock. 2021. "Water Infrastructure Development in Nigeria: Trend, Size, and Purpose" Water 13, no. 17: 2416. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172416

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