WATER-RELATED MIGRATION, CHANGING LAND USE AND HUMAN SETTLEMENTS. RURAL/URBAN WATER CONFLICTS CHIZOBA CHINWEZE(FLEAD Int’l, MNES, MIAIA, MSEH) Chemtek Associates Limited, Nigeria. 5th WORLD WATER FORUM ‘Bridging Divides for water’ 16-22 March 2009. Istanbul, Turkey.
Rural to Urban Migration • Rural migrants in the urban setting contributing to the distribution of water in Lagos metropolis Nigeria. • they ease time spent in searching for and fetching water.
Rural to Urban Migration • Indiscriminate exploitation of underground water in our Urban setting to meet the basic water needs for domestic & industrial uses, puts pressure on the groundwater resources where recharge pattern is not being considered. • Uncontrolled and increasing demand for water in our urban setting calls for adequate planning for sustainable development and sound environmental management for the groundwater resource.