The Federal Executive Council, pursuant to the Government Reform Agenda for the nation’s Water Resources Sub-sector, in May, 2007 created the Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission.
REGULATION OF WATER
As a regulator in the sector, the Commission continued to process applications for water right licenses to prospective service providers.
Water demands have increased faster than population growth and currently more than one third of the nation’s population live in basins that experience medium to high water stress
Climate change has increased the frequency of incidence of drought, flooding, groundwater overdraft, land and water degradation
OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR /CEO
ENGR. UMAR BASHIR MAGASHI,FNAH COMEG (REGTD)
The paradigm shift in approach to the management of the nation’s water resources, from the traditional to the global best practices of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), also requires that appropriate legal and institutional framework and policies are put in place to drive the process. Integrated Water Resources Management Approach seeks to promote the availability of sufficient water quantitatively and qualitatively, and in both temporal and spatial context for all uses and users.
Other underlying objectives of the IWRM approach include social equity and enhancement of access to the resource by the different strata of the populace as well as the protection and sustainability of the environment.
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