Water Supply Challenges of a University Community: The Case Study of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) Ekiti State, Nigeria

Oluwadare Joshua OYEBODE, Sunday Olakunle OYEGOKE


The availability of adequate water supply both in quality and quantity is essential for human existence. With the exponential increase in population, access to improved water remains an important pre-condition for sustaining human life, maintaining eco systems and for achieving sustainable development. This paper evaluates the water supply in a university community, with Afe Babalola University as a case study. This work has been carefully carried out to show the way forward in the Nigeria Water Sector; Reviewing the current situation in the university, the huge investments that has been made by The Nigerian Government and External Partners alike, the benefits the populace stand to derive by making the a healthy one, and liberalization of the Water Sector Administration. For the sake of this work, the focus shall be limited only to Social and Economic Development of Water in Nigeria.

The paper however concludes that research grants should be given to the researchers in water sector. Geophysical investigation for groundwater development should be carried out before exploitation of groundwater to ensure maximum yield. Also modern conventional water treatment plant should be designed, constructed and located at strategic places in the country to enhance regular provision of potable water and safety and the government should be ready to work towards the realization of the set goals.

Keywords: Water, Development, Challenges, University.

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