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EarthWatch Research Institute in partnership with Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria
Presents the Seventh EarthWatch Conference on Water & Sanitation 2013
(Nigerian Water supply & Sanitation Forum)
Theme: Water and Sanitation: Where Science & Technology Meet Governance
The Auditorium, Rivers State College of Health Science & Technology, Mile 4,
Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Date: Tuesday 30 – Wednesday 31, July 2013
Call for Papers and Sponsorship
Latest Research Summary
THE CHALLENGES OF MANAGING WATER AND SANITATION ORGANIZATIONS IN NIGERIA
The major hindrance to improve access to water supply and sanitation in Nigeria is the ways and manner the water and sanitation organizations are manage right from the federal government level to the states and down to the local government areas. Nobody seems to get it right despite the huge investment profile of the governments in the sector.
The poor showing of Nigeria in the MDG targets for sanitation and drinking water supply hinges on getting the right coordination mechanisms amongst the various actors as well as poor management of these organizations. The challenge therefore, would be how to achieve the synergy between the levels of government to deliver sustainable drinking water supply and sanitation services to the people.