Nigeria's Water Crisis
By Amy Do and Connor Grayden
✰ Capital City: Abuja
✰ Continent located on: Africa
✰ Climate: Tropical hot climate
✰ Terrain: lowlands in the south, mountains in the southeast, central hills and plateaux, and plains
in the north
✰ Median age: 18 years
✰ Population: 185 651 851
✰ Infant Mortality Rate:74 deaths/ 1000 lives
✰ Literacy:15 years and over can read and write. 59.6% of Nigeria's population can read and write
✰ Population below poverty line: 70%
✰ Water ways: 8600km
Water Changes Everything
Water Related diseases
Current Environmental Issues Relating to Water
Only 47% of the population has access to safe water right now.
The biggest water shortages come in rural Northern Nigeria, where only 30% have access to clean water, this leads to high cases of waterborne illnesses, threatens farming, and causes low level of school enrolment.The majority of water supple comes from surface water, which is not clean. Lack of running water claimed more than 4000 lives and an estimated 335 000 children die annually from waterborne illnesses. Most facilities in Nigeria are caused by bacterial or protozoal diarrhoea, other illnesses are intestinal worms, hepatitis a, hepatitis e and typhoid fever. Climate change, resulting drought, explosive population growth, soil degradation, rapid deforestation, urban air and water pollution and desertification are some of there current environmental issues
What is Water Scarcity?
Nigeria's Water Use
Manufacturing: Cooling equipment, cleaning and rinsing equipment, as a lubricant, in boilers and for sanitation. To bottle up water.
Fishing: Nigerians dump dead fish into oceans and that creates water pollution
Power/Energy: For Hydroelectricity and for fuel.
How are Poverty and Fresh Water Related?
Poverty and access to fresh water is related because the manufacturing businesses in Nigeria bottles up clean drinking water, but most of which Nigerians cannot afford. The time it takes for them to collect water is about 3-4 hours, that’s time that they could use to start a business and earn money. So because of the time it takes to collect water, Nigerians can’t spend that time on earning money, so they would eventually become poor.