The research work focuses on the effects
of water pollution in Abudu, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State. The
effects of water pollution are numerous. These include production of unfit
water, loss of revenue and jobs, epidemic of diseases, destruction of habitat
etc. There are many causes of water pollution which include fishing, laying of
pipes in water bodies, storing of explosives in water bodies, release of
chemicals into water bodies, sewage, water transportation etc. These problems
could be prevented or controlled, if government and non governmental agencies
join hands together to bring awareness and enact laws which will sanction
Background of the study
Statement of the problem
Purpose of the study
Significance of the study
Scope of the study
Limitation of the study
Definition of terms
Review of related literature
Methodology and procedure of study
Population of the study
Sample of the study
Validity of the instrument
Method of data collection
Method of data analysis
Presentation of data and discussion of results
BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
is a vital commodity of life when it is polluted, it becomes useless. So water
pollution is defined as the contamination of water with pollutants and other
contaminants. The effects of pollution on water are diverse and affect human,
plant, animals and the environment at large causing genetic disorder and
exist in three states of matter which is the solid, liquid and the gaseous
state. Water pollution also affects aquatic life both flora and fauna. They are
polluted when the water is polluted with natural agents such as pollen grains,
dust and volcanic ash. Moreover, human play a role in polluting water, letting
out harmful sewage and other contaminants from industries and factories and
WATER POLLUTION AFFECTS THE FOLLOWING
Man should control this problem which has now become a local and
national threat. If the problem of water pollution is not checked, it will
cause more harm to the nation and world at large. Since the water body is
estimated seventy percent (70%) of the earth surface.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
of water pollution are so numerous that explanation can no longer express it
especially the one faced by the Abudu people. Water pollution affects all parts
of life, due to the fact that many organisms can not do without it, but the way
to bring a concise cure to the menace matters a lot it is caused by many
factors which may include:
The above factors and many others produce a very strong effect on
the water and those that consume it. Such effects are diseases, economic
depreciation and environmental destruction.
Diseases outbreak such as cholera outbreak and typhoid fever are
due to water pollution. The destruction of fishes and other marine life could
destabilize the economy. Environmental disaster such as the death of living
organism like fishes and plants affect lives.
Since water pollution affects man and the environments, ways
should be planned to stop the rising problem.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
major purpose of the study is to find out the causes of water pollution
especially the effects of water pollution and the relevant solution which
should be applied including suggestions relevant to stop these problems.
It will use
Abudu in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo as case study. The basic
reason for such research is to find out.
1)How the people of the locality has suffered from
2)Check if there is any benefit derived from water
3)Check what lead to water pollution in the
4)Consider the solution to water pollution.
5)How such solution can be maintained.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
is embarked upon to leave an impact on the reasoning, manner and habit of
Nigerians misuse and dumping of all kinds of pollutants on water bodies which
makes water unhygienic for consumption and other very vital use in our daily
It has to
go a long way in educating both young and old about the things they should do
to make water bodies inhabitable by both plants and animals also ensuring water
is usable by man.
shows how water pollution could affect a community and a nation at large, if
not controlled or stopped.
will also highlight the things that cause water pollution, in order for man to
be careful of what they dump into water bodies. It also show the kind of harm
water pollution will effect on man e.g. sickness and diseases etc.
question is to expand the problems identified in the statement of problem which
has earlier been highlighted with the fact that water pollution affects all
areas of human life.
of water pollution are very numerous and the following questions serve as guide
to the study.
1.Is there evidence of water pollution in Abudu?
2.Does water pollution destroy life?
3.Does water pollution affect organisms?
4.Does water pollution have any effect on the
5.Can water pollution be caused by man?
6.Can water pollution be stopped or controlled?
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
pollution in Nigeria today is alarming and the effects can not be
overemphasized. Nigerians look at the positive effects it has on them
neglecting the negatively, its damages to the society.
will be divided into five (5) chapters which will cover the problems and
expatiate the problems faced by the Abudu community which is due to water
pollution. The scope will include the introductory part, the causes of water
pollution, the effect on the environment, health life and nature in the work, solutions
to the problems enumerated will be highlighted and also the conclusion.
and sources of the project work shall depend basically on findings which is
been available on the Abudu waters, libraries materials and different sectors
of acquiring knowledge such as internet works as the study progresses
descriptively and executively.
some terms which were used during the study are listed and are defined as
Pollution: it is
the release of harmful substance into the environment e.g. water, air, etc.
transfer of character and qualities from the parents to the offspring through
plant of a region or period
life of a region or period
water conveyed such as water of human urine or excrement
column of hot air rising from the ground
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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