This unique collection of essays examines the environmental problems facing contemporary Nigeria. The relationship between environmental degradation and such social issues as poverty and pollution growth has been impressively analyzed. There is also a well-researched discussion on how government and citizens can work towards achieving sustainable development with long-term solutions to ecological disorders. This book provides a valuable resource for academics and professionals in the general area of environmental management as well as those searching for long-term solutions to Nigeria's particular ecological disorders.
Table of Contents
Contents: Foreword, Dr I. Chidi Ugwu. Effective Survival Measures for Environmental and Ecological Hazards in Nigeria: Erosion phenomenon and development dynamics in South-Eastern Nigeria, M.A. Ijioma and U.O. Agbaeze; Urban environmental factors of flooding: a preliminary enquiry of Awka Capital territory of Anambra State: the place of environmental knowledge for survival, L.N. Muoghalu and A.U. Okonkwo; Effective survival measures against natural hazards in settled areas, S.C. Anih; Land improvement in disaster areas: the role of agricultural practices in Nigeria, Idu R. Egbenta; Noise pollution and its effects on people, F.C. Osefoh; The causes and consequences of deforestation of the rainforest belt of Nigeria, Idu R. Egbenta; Air pollution: a threat to human survival, Okey Nduka; Environmental challenges emphasizing architectural design, L.O.M.C. Ifeajuna; Environment, environmental problems and their effects on human life: from awareness to action, L.N. Muoghalu; Mapping of Enugu Urban City for identification of environmental hazards, and mitigating the effects of such hazards, Chuks Okpala-Okaka; Development, environment and our ecological wisdom, K.C. Ogboi. Poverty and Environmental Degradation: Rural poverty and environmental degradation, L.N. Muoghalau; Urban poverty and environmental degradation in Nigerian cities, Okechukwu C. Agukoronye. The Role of Government and Citizens in Environmental Management: Towards environmental awareness in Nigeria; H. Chike Mba; Government efforts in environmental management in Nigeria, Don C. Okeke; Mitigating the effects of environmental hazards in settled areas, Vincent E.N. Nworkoro; Environmental problems and their management: the role of the government and citizens, Okey Nduka; The role of government and citizens in erosion control, Smart N. Uchegbu; Official mechanism for implementing environmental impact analysis in Nigeria, Louis C. Umeh; The girl child: her education and training for sustainable environmental