Emmanuel M. Akpabio

Emmanuel M. Akpabio
University of Uyo | UNIUYO · Department of Geography and Natural Resources Management

PhD

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The continuing conflict situation in Nigeria have created over 2 million displaced persons. In 2019, women and children accounted for about 80% of the internally displaced population in the country. Displacement increases the need for reproductive health services. This study explored the reasons for non-use of modern contraceptives among forcibly d...
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How much do slums affect women’s ability to negotiate access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH)? We used random narratives, interviews, and a review of literature from theoretical and secondary sources to capture the experiences of slum dwellers in South-South Nigeria. Our findings demonstrate that women and girls bear disproportionate burden...
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This paper explores the extent to which Malawi's national water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) sector programmes align with the lived realities of Malawian people through interviews, observations and a review of secondary documents. Significant progress is unquestionably being made, but there are dangers in momentary achievements being romanticized...
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Improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) is at the core of the Global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, but achieving this goal depends on the extent to which policy decisions reflect local science and circumstances. We examine the extent to which the WaSH sector is coordinated in Nigeria through interviews , workshops and li...
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The practical challenges of achieving sustainable wetland agriculture in Nigeria are examined. Three wetland communities were studied with observations, meetings, focus groups, interviews, a workshop and a review of the literature. We find that the available wetlands are greatly under-utilized due to meteorological and climate-related challenges, p...
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‘Nigeria’s Resource Wars’ reflects on the diversity of conflicts over access to, and allocation of, resources in Nigeria. From the devastating effects of crude oil exploration in the Niger Delta to desertification caused by climate change, and illegal gold mining in Zamfara, to mention a few, Nigeria faces new dimensions of resource-related struggl...
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Groundwater exploitation is an essential aspect of the numerous processes of transforming the urban natural environment for human gains. We use the political ecology of borehole exploitation in Nigeria’s urban environment to understand the micro-and macro-level processes mediating the transformation and changes in urban “groundwater scape”. The fie...
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This issue of the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Network Working Papers includes six contributions. The first article, by Mark Drakeford, presents a historical analysis of the changing arrangements for the provision of essential water and sanitation services in Wales. The second article, by Ross Beveridge, discusses the troubled process that characterized the pr...
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Background: Yam (Dioscorea spp.) is a very important common food crop in West Africa. Beyond its food and nutritious values, the ownership and cultivation of yam have many cultural, religious, and social meanings, which may vary between specific ethnic groups and regional areas. This study explored the diverse social, cultural, and religious perspe...
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Water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services in public spaces are examined from the political economy perspective in Nigeria. Through field observations and interviews, the study observed that WaSH practices at public spaces are less than optimal on account of poor or outright absence of necessary WaSH infrastructure and weak or non-existent regul...
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The paper seeks to understand the extent to which hygiene and sanitary attitudes/practices are reproduced in transnational contexts using examples of Nigerians in the UK. In-depth and semistructured interviews, participant interaction, secondary resources, follow-up interviews and informant discussions were important data sources. Issues discussed...
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This study seeks to show how social science-related disciplines in Nigerian universities understand and incorporate ethical principles in research settings within the framework of general institutional practices. We used the University of Uyo, Nigeria, to specifically and empirically explore these issues among academic staff and postgraduate studen...
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This article uses theoretical discourses on risk to engage in a review of cultural and religious concepts that challenge the achievement of universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the review, complex WASH behaviours evolve in relation to dominant situated experiences, often nested in cultural and religious...
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This work assesses the state of water resources in Nigeria in the light of the global state of the affairs of water management. The study takes an in-depth survey of water availability globally on a regional per capita basis. The study further exposes contemporary trends in water management with particular focus on efforts at privatisation. The stu...
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This paper examines various aspects of local knowledge of water and how such knowledge shapes perception and structures engagements with water and water-based development initiatives in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Qualitative methods were utilized to collect data across age groups, ethnic affiliations and targeted individuals and institutions. The re...
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This paper focuses on water meanings, sanitation practices and hygiene behaviours from a cultural perspective in southern Nigeria. Attention was directed on how cultural understanding of water influences sanitation practices as well as the challenges such a relationship poses on public health and sanitation programmes in rural Nigeria. A wide range...
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For many years, tremendous efforts have been made to link important diseases and epidemics to water supply and sanitation practices in a manner that focus mostly on understanding and breaking the various chains and channels of diseases transmission pathways. Such efforts paid off and led to significant breakthroughs in drinking water supplies and s...
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This paper aims at developing a better understanding of local social, cultural and ecological geographies of water and sanitation in Nigeria’s coastal settlements. In-depth interviews, field observations and secondary sources of data were used to capture local complexities associated with these issues in Ibeno-a coastal settlement in Akwa Ibom stat...
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How much of influence are traditional values on water resources in contemporary times? How do changing traditional norms about water resources impact on its management? This paper attempts to explore the dilemma of water resources management in the context of a modernizing influence on the societal cultural values and the governance machinery of st...
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Cultural perceptions and traditions are part of the intangible aspects of water resources management. However, little attention has been given to their impact on water management issues such as access, use, or allocation, as well as the success of state water projects. This article looks at these issues through a case study of Akwa Ibom State, Nige...
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THE NIGER DELTA Region of Nigeria is the storehouse of Nigeria’s crude oil, which accounts for approximately 90% of the country’s revenue, providing more than 90% of total exports. Despite this, the people remain poor, marginalized and restive. Resort to conflicts has been taken as the only way of expressing grievances in oil-rich communities in th...
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Nigeria's Niger Delta is the storehouse of petroleum resources, which accounts for more than 80 percent of Nigeria's revenue and more than 90 percent of the total exports. Unfortunately, the producing region remains poor, ecologically disabled and infrastructurally underdeveloped giving rise to various forms of violent conflicts, kidnappings and re...
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Power supply remains an important factor for socio-economic and technological development of every nation. Despite this reality, most countries especially from the developing world have not been able to solve the problem of power supply for the citizens. The seriousness of this problem vary from country to country. In Nigeria, power supply has beco...
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This paper takes a look at the general condition of water resources availability and management practices in Akwa Ibom State, southeastern Nigeria. The paper observes high incidence of inequity and access burdens on the general population (especially the vulnerable groups) as well as reckless incidence of exploitation of the aquifer for private mar...
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This paper examines the practice of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the Cross River Basin (CRB), Nigeria. Nigerian Government Decree 101 of 1993 vests all rights and control of Nigeria's water resources in the federal government, with the Cross River Basin Development Authority (CRBDA) mandated with the power of administration withi...
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The search for responsible and accountable water management practices has generally overlooked belief systems, perception, reality and attitudes. Yet these all play a part in sustainable water management most especially in the Third World Countries. The aim of this paper is to see how such cultural and indigenous issues contend with the formal Stat...
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This paper examines the implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the Cross river basin, Nigeria. The Cross River Basin Development Authority (CRBDA) was established in 1976 with a mandate for integrated development, using the abundant water resources available in the region. Thirty years after the creation of the CRBDA, the...
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Laws and regulations on water resource use in Nigeria are found in several documents and instruments. However, these instruments are not sufficient enough to resolve issues of control, ownership, management and protection of water resources. This paper examines water management practices in Nigeria. Akwa Ibom State is used as a case basically to se...
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This paper examines the practice of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in the Cross River Basin, Nigeria. Specific case studies have been made of the irrigation projects of the Cross River Basin Development Authority (CRBDA) to generate issues and examine implications on the concept of IWRM. A wide range of study methods, including semi-s...
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In the study of environmental degradation, there has not been sufficient attention paid to the perceptions of the local inhabitants. The importance of traditional beliefs and practices has often been overlooked. This paper looks at traditional and Christian beliefs in Akwa Ibom State in South Eastern Nigeria. Interviews, observations and focus grou...
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The Niger Delta is a region in Nigeria endowed with enormous natural resources of which petroleum oil is the most exploited. This petroleum oil has been the engine of development in Nigeria since 1958, providing more than 90 percent of total exports (CBN, 1981) and over 80 percent of Federal Government revenue. Despite this, the Niger Delta people...

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This project (WaSH-UPP) is funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 (Marie Sklodowska Curie Action). The project aims to understand how scientists and policy makers collaborate in addressing the various challenges associated with water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) in Sub-Saharan Africa using Nigeria and Malawi as case study countries, particularly in terms of knowledge production, dissemination, coordination and utilization to achieve evidence-based policies for improved WaSH sector services. WaSH-UPP is anchored by Emmanuel M. Akpabio (http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6105-1782) in collaboration with John Rowan (https://www.dundee.ac.uk/about/people-vision/executive-group/profile/john-rowan.php) and the Scottish Government Water Industry Team at Edinburgh.