International Journal of
Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Water Res. Environ. Eng.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6613
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJWREE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 332

Full Length Research Paper

Socio-demographic differences in the evaluation of water resources planning in South West, Nigeria

A. A. Amori1, A. O. Eruola1and A. A. Makinde2*  
1Water Resources Management and Agrometeorlogy Department, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. 2Farming System and Extension Department, National Horticultural Research Institute, Ibadan, Nigeria.  
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  •  Published: 31 January 2011


The study examined differences in public assessment of water resources planning in Oyo State (southwest, Nigeria) based on certain socio-demographic variables such as gender and socio-economic background. The results showed that there were no significant differences in the way public assessed the planning of water resources on the basis of the two socio-demographic variables. The implication of the findings were discussed and recommendations made as to how water resources planning can be made more effective and result-oriented in order to ensure the availability of potable water and its efficient use.


Key words: Gender, socio-economic, background, evaluation, water resources, planning.