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Tackling Flooding and Groundwater Pollution

The recent flooding in some parts of Lagos State, Nigeria has once again reminded us of the need to adhere to fundamental and mitigation measures required to tackle flooding and groundwater management and sustainability in Nigeria. While some professionals have called on residents of the affected flooded areas and environs to put water consumption from their boreholes on hold until treated of possible contamination from the recent flooding, it is important to stretch this further to the present and future…

At Home – Clean Your Drains Naturally to Protect Water

Clean and sustainable groundwater is the water we drink and the water we use to grow our food. Groundwater is essential for both our health and the health of our environment and is the largest source of usable, fresh water in the world. What we do at home has an impact on groundwater and the environment. Did you know that drain cleaners are actually among the most toxic home cleaning products? While you think you are unclogging your drains, you…

Causes, Impacts and Mitigation of Saltwater intrusion

In many countries, access to clean and safe to drink water is often taken for granted: the simple act of turning a tap gives us access to a precious resource. In today’s post,Bárbara Zambelli Azevedo, discusses how over population of coastal areas and a changing climate is putting ready access to freshwater supplies under threat.  Water is always moving downwards, finding its way until it gets to the sea. The same happens with groundwater. In coastal areas, where fresh groundwater from inland…