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A TERM PAPER
ON
NIGERIAN LAWS ON WATER PROTECTION

BY

AIGBE OSAMUDIAMEN COURAGE
2012/
COURSE:   EQM 810 (LAND, AIR, WATER AND SOIL CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT)

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
FACULTY OF LIFE SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF BENIN
BENIN CITY

JANUARY 2013

TABLE OF CONTENT
Introduction ………………………………………………………………1
Current problems facing the water sector in Nigeria …………………….1
Water Pollution and Sanitation issues…………………………………….1
Water Policy and Law…………………………………………………….2
Laws and Regulations on the Environment in Nigeria…………………...3

References………………………………………………………………..13

INTRODUCTION
Water is the most common ingredient on earth, but somewhat, it is not so common. ‘It has been stated earlier that about 500 million persons in over 29 countries face water shortage. Then over a billion persons worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water and sanitation. The problems facing the Nigerian water sector are multi-dimensional involving   political, social, technical, legal, regulatory problems.
There have been proactive global reforms in the entire global water sector in the last decade. Reforms in policy formulation, law and regulation, technical aspects etc. This trend had been become inevitable with the reoccurring water crisis worldwide. “ Water is vital for the life and health of people and ecosystems and a basic requirement for the development of countries around the world, women, men and children lack access to adequate water and safe water to meet their basic needs” 1. ‘It has been reported that about 500 million persons in over 29 countries face water shortage. Then over a billion persons worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water and sanitation. In Africa and particularly Nigeria, the entire water sector law has undergone little growth in the last decade and is in dire need of structural reforms to become aligned with contemporary modern global trends.

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