Sustainable water management solution for Ibadan City, Nigeria

A. Tokun, A. J. Adeloye

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    This paper describes some novel interventions aimed at achieving a sustainable and reliable water supply for Ibadan City, Nigeria. Ibadan, with a population of approximately 5.0 million, is the second largest city in Africa south of the Sahara. Prior to the recent interventions, all the city residents experienced one of the worst water shortages ever known. For example, while the estimated present water demand is over 602 × 106 1 day -1, only 200 × 106 1 day-1 is rationed out from the badly maintained municipal waterworks and its associated distribution networks. The latest interventions are adopting mini water projects, which have at their heart participation by the user community. Although only a small fraction of the city has so far been covered by these new schemes, they have been so successful that they are being rolled out to other parts of the city.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)41-48
    Number of pages8
    JournalIAHS-AISH Publication
    Issue number293
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventSustaibale Water Management Solutions for Large Cities - Proceedings of symposium S2 held during the Seventh IAHS Scientific Assembly - Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
    Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …


    • Community participation
    • Ibadan City
    • Nigeria
    • Sustainable water supply
    • Water tariff


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