Promoting Integrated Water Resources Management in South West Nigeria: The Need for Collaboration and Partnership
This paper elucidates the need to implement Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in South West Nigeria. At present, water related programmes in existing capacity building institutions (CBIs) do not have IWRM and climate change adaptation in their synopsis; this suggests the need for curriculum review. Another observation was that many of the professionals in the water sector organizations (WSOs) are aging with none of these organizations having succession plans. Developing and implementing succession plans require collaboration and partnership with CBIs in the region; the recent establishment of the National Water Resources Capacity Building Network (NWRCBNet) in the country is timely; itwill provide a platform for IWRM implementation and capacity building in the water sector. The south west regional center at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta has been spear heading this vision and the results achieved so far in the south west region has been encouraging.