Working towards an integrated land contamination management framework for Nigeria

Show simple item record Sam, Kabari Coulon, Frederic Prpich, George 2016-08-15T15:24:14Z 2016-08-15T15:24:14Z 2016-07-18
dc.identifier.citation Kabari Sam, Frédéric Coulon, George Prpich, Working towards an integrated land contamination management framework for Nigeria, Science of The Total Environment, Volume 571, 15 November 2016, pp916-925 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 0048-9697
dc.description.abstract Over the past five decades, Nigeria has developed a number of contaminated land legislations to address the damage caused primarily by oil and gas exploitation activities. Within these legislations exists elements of risk assessment and risk-based corrective action. Despite this progress, we argue that contaminated land management approaches in Nigeria need further development to be able to integrate new scientific information, and to address environmental, economic, and social values. By comparison, advanced contaminated land regimes in the United Kingdom (UK), the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States of America (USA) apply a number of integrative approaches (e.g. sustainability appraisal, liability regime, funding mechanisms, technology demonstration) that enable them to meet the environmental, economic, and social needs of their populations. In comparison, Nigerian governance lacks many of these mechanisms and management of contaminated land is ad hoc. In this paper we propose an integrated risk assessment framework for Nigeria that incorporates the principles of sustainability and stakeholder engagement into the decision-making processes for contaminated land risk assessment and risk management. The integrated approach relies on transparency to promote acceptance and build trust in institutions, and uses stakeholder engagement to address data deficiencies. We conclude this paper with a roadmap for how Nigeria might implement such an integrative approach into their existing contaminated land regulatory system, as well as identify a series of policy priorities that should be addressed. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Elsevier en_UK
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dc.subject Contaminated land en_UK
dc.subject Integrated framework en_UK
dc.subject Niger Delta en_UK
dc.subject Risk assessment en_UK
dc.subject Sustainability appraisal en_UK
dc.title Working towards an integrated land contamination management framework for Nigeria en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK

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