WIT Press

Risk Reduction Planning And Gully Erosion In Southeastern Nigeria

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO010281

Volume

46

Pages

7

Published

2001

Size

844 kb

Author(s)

P.P. Hudec, F. Simpson, E.G. Akpokodje & M.O. Umenweke

Abstract

Risk reduction planning and gully erosion in southeastern Nigeria P.P. Hudec*, F. Simpson*, E.G. AkpokodjV & M.O. Umenweke^ 'Department of Earth Sciences, University of Windsor, Canada. ^Department of Geology, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. ^Department of Geology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria. Abstract An eight-year study of the nature and origins of catastrophic gully erosion was carried out with village partners in Abia, Anambra, Enugu and Imo States. The goal was to reduce gully erosion by surface runoff in southeastern Nigeria. The purpose was to find an explanation for the widespread occurrence of gullies in the area and design a strategy for the control and prevention of gully erosion. Project outcomes are the results of multidisciplinary research and a related plan for the control and prevention of gully erosion. These were presented at a workshop in Owerri, Imo State, in September, 1999. Among the participants were senior government officials f

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