Game Model Approach to Multi-Purpose/Multi-Objective Water Resources Related Environmental Protection Project Planning and Management in Developing Nations: A Nigerian Example
The best has not been realised from water resources related environmental protection projects in Nigeria due to problems militating against such projects at the planning, management and...

Managing the Impacts of Storm Surges on Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Victoria Island is one of the barrier islands along the Nigerian Coast. The others are Lagos, Lekki, Ikovi, and Badagry. A general characteristic of these barrier islands in Nigeria is...

Effective Management and Control of Urban Flood Disasters in West Africa
This paper begins by examining the characteristics of the impacts of flood disasters in the urban centers of West Africa. The paper then examines some significant examples of individual...

On the Ecology and Sustainability of Penaeid Shrimp (Coastal) Fishing in Nigeria
The Nigerian coastline which is about 850-km long is indented with lagoon systems in the West, extensive mangrove swamp and a delta complex (Niger delta) which opens to the sea through...

Monitoring of Microbial Pollution in the Lagos (Coastal) Lagoon, Nigeria
Lagos Lagoon, the largest coastal lagoon in West Africa covers an area of about 208 square kilometres. Its only opening to the sea is through the Commodore Channel which serves as the...

Factors Responsible for Varying Granulometric Characteristics of Sediments from the Western Nigeria Coastline
The western Nigeria coastline stretches from Badagry in the west (Longitude 5°00'00E), covering a distance of about 275km. Two major geomorphic coastal units are recognized along this...

Potentials of Fish Resources and Utilization in the Artisanal and Industrial Fisheries of Nigeria
The paper highlights the nature and potentials of fish resources in coastal waters of Nigeria. The Nigerian fishing industry consists of two major sectors namely artisanal and domestic...

Utilization of the Coastal Areas for Aquaculture in Nigeria
The current domestic fish production in Nigeria is estimated to be 363,706 tonnes whereas the projected demand is 1,237,000 tonnes. This leaves a deficit in demand of 874,294 tonnes which...

Coastal Erosion in Senegal—The Case of Rufisque
Studies conducted in Rufisque (Senegal) have contributed to the understanding of coastal erosion processes. The historical evolution of the coastline between 1959 and 1980 shows different...

Benthnic Foraminifera Diversity in the Bonny Estuary, Niger Delta, Nigeria
The Bonny estuary is the most exploited in the Niger Delta. Several Oil fields, production platforms and flow stations are located within the estuary. Apart from these industrial uses,...

Recent Bentthic Foraminifera as a Sedimentation Tool in the Nigerian Coastal Environment
The ratio between the living and total populations of benthic foraminifera has been shown to be useful in determining relative rates of sedimentation in paralic and marine environments....

Survey of the Juvenile Shrimp (Penaeus) in the Lagos Lagoon, Nigeria
This paper discusses the ecology as well as the traditional capture fishery for the transitional phase juvenile shrimp of the genus Penaeus in the Lagos lagoon, Nigeria. The juvenile shrimps...

Trace Metal Distribution in the Sediments of the Bight of Bonny, South Eastern Nigeria
Coastal sediments are important hosts for pollutant trace metals. The concentration and distributions of heavy metals depend on factors such as grain size of sediments, availability and...

Fish Resources of Coastal Waters of the Gulf of Guinea: Natural and Man-Made Factors Influencing their Distribution, Abundance and Capacity for Development and Sustained Exploitation
The Gulf of Guinea corresponding to Equatorial West Africa is bordered by eleven coastal states from Cote d'Ivoire in the west to Gabon in the South. Its coastal waters have no less than...

Dynamics of Mangrove Ecosystem along the Nigerian Coastline
The mangrove brackish water ecosystem along the Nigeria coastline is dominated by the Niger delta and the Astrand coastal area in the east covering an area of about 2003.49 km. Other areas...

Environmental Impacts of Human Activities on the Coastal Areas of Nigeria
Nigeria has a coastline of approximately 800 km and the coastal areas support a myriad of economic activities as well as a large population. This paper reviews the geology, geomorphology,...

Implications of Environmental Dynamics for Sustainable Environment and Resources Management Futures in the Niger Delta
The paper examines the implications of environmental dynamics for environmental sustainability and resources management futures. The paper first discusses the concept and characteristics...

Vulnerability of West Africa to Accelerated Sea-Level Rise
Studies of Senegal and Nigeria are reviewed in the context of regional vulnerability to accelerated sea-level rise. They suggest that West Africa is particularly vulnerable for a number...

Issues and Problems in Controlling the Threats of Erosion Along the Nigerian Coastline
Perhaps the most serious problem facing the almost 50% of the world's population which today occupies the coastal zones around the world, is the issue of global warming and the impending...

Monitoring of the 1985/86 Beach Nourishment Project at Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Bar Beach, Victoria Island, is Nigeria's foremost leisure beach and has been the site of very active erosion following the completion in 1912 of two stone breakwaters perpendicular...

 

 

 

 

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