Prefeasibility study of some drought alleviation measures in the Niger River Basin

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Title:
Prefeasibility study of some drought alleviation measures in the Niger River Basin
Author:
Maiga, Housseini Amadou.
Issue Date:
1981
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The Niger River Basin is situated in a geographic area with a climate which imposes a long dry season each year and is particularly harsh on the vegetation cover due to greatly reduced moisture availability. Furthermore, the study area is struck by recurrent droughts having devastating effects. In addition to causing human suffering and animal death, the droughts have drastic impact on the hydrology of the river and the fragile environment, playing havoc with the underdeveloped economy of the basin countries. To alleviate these adverse effects, the present study attempts to examine, from a water resource manager's point of view, the experiences as well as the potential feasibility of some proposed drought-control measures. Control measures of emergency relief, water conservation and water supply are studied, including their legal, institutional, socio-economic and financial aspects in the Niger Basin. These measures integrated in a contingency plan should also be part of a long-term development strategy to enable the basin countries to better withstand the effects of future droughts by providing self-sufficiency in food production, rehabilitation of the environment, and economic development.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water conservation -- Niger River Region.; Arid regions -- Research.; Water resources development -- Developing countries.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Ince, Simon

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePrefeasibility study of some drought alleviation measures in the Niger River Basinen_US
dc.creatorMaiga, Housseini Amadou.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMaiga, Housseini Amadou.en_US
dc.date.issued1981en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Niger River Basin is situated in a geographic area with a climate which imposes a long dry season each year and is particularly harsh on the vegetation cover due to greatly reduced moisture availability. Furthermore, the study area is struck by recurrent droughts having devastating effects. In addition to causing human suffering and animal death, the droughts have drastic impact on the hydrology of the river and the fragile environment, playing havoc with the underdeveloped economy of the basin countries. To alleviate these adverse effects, the present study attempts to examine, from a water resource manager's point of view, the experiences as well as the potential feasibility of some proposed drought-control measures. Control measures of emergency relief, water conservation and water supply are studied, including their legal, institutional, socio-economic and financial aspects in the Niger Basin. These measures integrated in a contingency plan should also be part of a long-term development strategy to enable the basin countries to better withstand the effects of future droughts by providing self-sufficiency in food production, rehabilitation of the environment, and economic development.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater conservation -- Niger River Region.en_US
dc.subject.lcshArid regions -- Research.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater resources development -- Developing countries.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairInce, Simonen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSimpson, Eugene S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDworkin, Judith M.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212846644en_US
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