The August 2011 Flood in Ibadan, Nigeria: Anthropogenic Causes and Consequences

Abstract

Determining when and where flood strikes can be a daunting task. Apart from heavy and prolonged rainfalls and river overflows, there are anthropogenic causal factors of flooding. These anthropogenic factors are significantly variable and exacerbate floods, but may be difficult to measure. This study aims to unravel some of the anthropogenic factors, particularly with respect to their contributions to the flood in Ibadan City on 26 August 2011. Data were collected through structured questionnaire and key informant interviews. The August 2011 Ibadan flood was perhaps the worst in the history of this ancient city. Twelve anthropogenic factors are broadly identified as having contributed to the flood and the flood had five major consequences. Some policy implications that can help prevent future flood occurrence are outlined.

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APA

Agbola, B & Ajayi, O (2021). The August 2011 Flood in Ibadan, Nigeria: Anthropogenic Causes and Consequences. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-august-2011-flood-in-ibadan-nigeria-anthropogenic-causes-and-consequences

MLA 8th

Agbola, Babatunde and Owolabi Ajayi "The August 2011 Flood in Ibadan, Nigeria: Anthropogenic Causes and Consequences" Afribary. Afribary, 11 Mar. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-august-2011-flood-in-ibadan-nigeria-anthropogenic-causes-and-consequences. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

Agbola, Babatunde, Owolabi Ajayi . "The August 2011 Flood in Ibadan, Nigeria: Anthropogenic Causes and Consequences". Afribary, Afribary, 11 Mar. 2021. Web. 18 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-august-2011-flood-in-ibadan-nigeria-anthropogenic-causes-and-consequences >.

Chicago

Agbola, Babatunde and Ajayi, Owolabi . "The August 2011 Flood in Ibadan, Nigeria: Anthropogenic Causes and Consequences" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 18, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-august-2011-flood-in-ibadan-nigeria-anthropogenic-causes-and-consequences