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IMPACT OF WATER ACCOUNTING ON WATER SUPPLY IN NIGERIA

Amos Arowoshegbe, Francis Emeni and Emmanuel Uniamikogbo
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Amos Arowoshegbe: Ambrose Alli University, Postal: Department of Accounting,, Ekpoma, Edo State.
Francis Emeni: The Institute of Chartered of Accountants of Nigeria, Postal: Research and Technical Department,
Emmanuel Uniamikogbo: Rhema University, Postal: Department of Accounting,, Aba, Abia State.

International Journal of Accounting and Finance (IJAF), 2018, vol. 07, issue 2, 160-183

Abstract: Water is at the core ofsustainable development and is critical for socio-economic development, food production, and healthy ecosystems forhuman survival. It is, therefore, notsurprising thatthe Nigerian government, individuals and non-governmentalorganizations haveput in great effort in waterprojects. Unfortunately, despite these efforts, potable water is yet to get to all parts ofthe country. There is the need for a systematic study on the current status and trends in water supply in Nigeria, for evidenceinformed decision making, if potable water is to get to all parts of the country. This study, therefore, theoretically examines wateraccounting andpropose methodologies forhowwateraccounting can be used to alleviate the challenges ofwater scarcity in Nigeria. Furthermore, extant literature has shown thatvery few studies have been conducted on water accounting in Nigeria, with mixed submissions. In addition, most of these studies focus on developed economies and are descriptive in nature. These issues motivate this study, which advocates water accounting among Nigerian water authorities as a basis for evidence-informed decision making and policy development in alleviating water scarcity to ensureadequatewatersupply in Nigeria.

Keywords: Water accounting; Ecological impact; Governance; Water supply; Water resources; Water balance. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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