International Journal Water Resources Management and Irrigation Engineering Research (IJWEMIER)

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Women Empowerment: A Veritable Tool for Sustainable Urban Water Development (Published)

Women are mostly hit by environmental issues, especially water scarcity. This is because the responsibility of sourcing for water for family use is on the women folks and they use the water most at home for cooking, bathing, washing and other household chores. This study therefore selected Agbadagbudu Community in Ibadan for the study. This community is in the core of Ibadan city and is characterized by water scarcity as the Water Corporation of Oyo Service (WCOS) does not service the area regularly, hence there is inadequate water supply in the community. The coordinate of the water project site was established with the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) which was located on the Google Earth Map of Ibadan. 500 meter radius was taken around it and the number of buildings within the 500 meter radius was counted, given 1,999. 5% of the building, that is 100 buildings, were randomly selected as the sample size for the study. Findings among others revealed that the women cherished the water project in the community. This makes them to take g

Keywords: Community, water scarcity, water supply and women

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