Research Papers/Topics in Geography And Environmetal Studies

EVALUATION OF NITRATE SOURCES AND FATE IN SHALLOW HAND DUG WELLS IN AN URBAN AREA: A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU URBAN SOUTHEASTERN, NIGERIA.

This paper entails the results of nitrate analysis performedin the shallow groundwater samples of Enugu urban. The study revealsthat unorganized sewage system, agricultural waste, solid waste andindustrial effluents have greatly threatened the shallow groundwaterresources in Enugu. Study also shows that hand dug well samples withinUgwuaji, Gariki, Uwani and Awkunanow have shown nitrate (46.3mg/l - 51.3 mg/l) content exceeding the limit of WHO and NSDQWrecommendations. However, hand dug well s...

An Assessment of Family Planning Practice in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State

ABSTRACT This study focuses on the assessment of family planning practices in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi state Nigeria. This is against the background that the study area is a predominantly rural, where little maybe known about fertility behaviour. The aim of the research is to assess the general family planning practice awareness in the area and to help policy makers in evolving practical planning interventions. The study objectives includes the identification the demographic and s...

AN APPRAISAL OF LANDHOLDING SIZE AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS OF RURAL HOUSEHOLDS: THE CASE OF ABAYI CHOMMAN WEREDA, OROMIA REGIONAL STATE

ABSTRACTThis Study looks at an appraisal of landholding size and socio-economic status of rural households, the case of AbayiChommanWereda, Oromia Regional State. The main objective of this study is to assess and appraise landholding size and the socio-economic status of the rural households in the study area. Both primary and secondary data were collected for this purpose. Descriptive statistics such as minimum, maximum, and mean were used to describe respondents in terms of family size, lan...

SMALLHOLDER FARMERS ADAPTATION STRATEGIES TO THE CONSEQUENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND VULNERABILITY IN GELANA WOREDA OROMIA REGION, ETHIOPIA

ABSTRACTThis study was aimed at Smallholder farmers’ adaptation strategies to the effect of climate change and vulnerability in Gelana Woreda, Oromia region, Ethiopia. A total of 156 households were sampled using random sampling methods. A household questionnaire survey, focus group discussions, key informant interviews, and field observation was undertaken to collect primary data. Furthermore, 96.8% of the respondents perceived occurring of climate variability in the study area. The declin...

"An Assessment Of Water Quality: The Case Of Millennium Development Goals (Mdg's) Boreholes In Kuje Area Council, Abuja Nigeria.

ABSTRACT This study assessed water quality of MDG's boreholes in Kuje Area Council Abuja with a view to determine its suitability for human consumption, to achieve this, the study embarked on (i) identification of MDGs Boreholes, (ii)physic-biological characteristics and heavy metal concentration of water samples, determination of the quality of the boreholes water samples, (iii) comparison of result obtained in (2) above with WHO Drinking Water Standard, in the study area and value obt...

Types of Natural Resources in Selected African Countries

Natural Resources are assets or materials created and deposited by nature, useable by man to create wealth. In another definition, Natural resources are naturally occurring materials that are useful to man or could be useful under conceivable technological, economic or social circumstances or supplies drawn from the earth. Common examples of Natural Resources include Air, Sunlight, Water, Soil, Stone, Plants, Forests, Animals and Fossil fuels. Africa has a large quantity of Nat...

An Assessment of Family Planning Practice in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State

ABSTRACT This study focuses on the assessment of family planning practices in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi state Nigeria. This is against the background that the study area is a predominantly rural, where little maybe known about fertility behaviour. The aim of the research is to assess the general family planning practice awareness in the area and to help policy makers in evolving practical planning interventions. The study objectives includes the identification the demograp...

As-Built Model Of The Central Bank Of Nigeria (Cbn) Centre Of Excellence Building University Of Nigeria Enugu Campus Using Leica Hds Scanstation 2

ABSTRACTLaser scanning technology has grown to become a useful surveying tool in many industries inthe last decade. Laser scanning is now used in many areas such as surveying, engineering,mining, architecture, archaeology, crime investigation and control, agriculture, historicdocumentation, industrial pipe plant surveys etc. A laser scanner is a powerful surveying toolthat is able to survey and record about 50,000 (fifty thousand) points in a second. This givestoday’s surveyors th...

The Role Of Non-Timber Forest Products In The Enhancement Of Rural Livelihoods.A Case Of Nyautongi Woodland Management Project, Chirumanzu Districtward 8.

ABSTRACTThe extensive use of biological products from forests has become common in providing critical sources of medicine, food, and fodder and cash income, making dry forests the largest natural supermarket for millions of people in sub Saharan Africa. The study examined the role of Non-Timber Forest Products in the enhancement of rural livelihoods in ward 8 of Chirumanzu District. The study identified and evaluated the role of NTFPs using quantitave and qualitative ...

A GIS and Remote Sensing based modelling for landfill site selection. A case of City of Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe

ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to determine suitable sites for locating a landfill in Gweru city. The study also sought to analyze the social impacts of the current disposal site to the local residents. Interviews with the City of Gweru and EMA were used to get the results on the social impacts of the current disposal site. Questionnaires and observations were also used to complement the interviews. The impacts of the disposal site on soil quality was determined in this research. GIS...

The Impact Of Mercury Use In The Small-Scale Gold Mining Sector On Women Of Reproductive Age: A Case Study Of Kadoma

Abstract The aim of the study was to analyse the impact of mercury use in the small-scale gold mining sector on women of reproductive age in Kadoma, Zimbabwe. A mixed research design was used for this study, whereby both quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques were applied. Purposive sampling technique was used to determine a cohort of 85 respondents and data was collected through self-administered questionnaires, interviews with key respondents from Small Scale Miner`s ...

Challenges In Sewage Management In Urban Areas Of Zimbabwe. A Case Of Gweru Urban

AbstractThe scope of sewage management has evolved throughout history with changes in the socio-economic conditions, city structures and the environmental concern. The major thrust of this paper is to assess challenges faced in sewage management in urban areas of Zimbabwe using Gweru urban as a case study. The researcher employed cluster sampling to distribute 60 questionnaires in two clusters. In gathering information the researcher used questionnaire, interviews, observations and secondary ...

An Investigation Into The Integration Of Information Communication And Technology In The Teaching And Learning Of Geography In Five Schools In Chitungwiza District

ABSTRACTThe study aimed at investigating the integration of ICT in the teaching and learning of geography. The data used in this research was obtained from one hundred geography students drawn from form twos, four and six, twenty-five geography teachers and five school heads from five schools selected in Chitungwiza district in Harare Metropolitan Province. Data was collected through questionnaires and semi structured interviews. Findings from interviews were presented, analyzed and interpret...

The Role Of Photovoltaic Solar Energy In Enhancing Food Security. The Case Of Pelele Solar Powered Irrigation Scheme In Ward 12 Of Gwanda District

ABSTRACTAccess to reliable and affordable energy is a key lever to enhance sustainable livelihoods and an important prerequisite for agrarian economies in Sub Saharan Africa to address food security challenges faced in the region. Limited and unreliable energy supply mainly from conventional energy sources has been a major impediment to increase agricultural productivity in most irrigation schemes in Zimbabwe. Despite having the best solar radiation levels, little research has been conducted ...

Challenges And Opportunities Associated With Community Participation In Solid Waste Management In Sakubva, Mutare

ABSTRACTThe aim of the study was to analyse the challenges and opportunities of communityparticipation in solid waste management in Sakubva suburb of Mutare. The research wasfundamental since it envisioned unravelling more information in relation to objectives whichincluded interrogation of the level of Sakubva community participation in solid wastemanagement in light of the challenges and opportunities for future waste management,establishing types and amounts of waste generated, determining...


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