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Physicochemical Analysis of Surface Water Quality on Seasonal Ponds along Riverine Communities

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Abstract: Water as a resource is essential to human life beside been the most fundamental resource for his socio-economic development. Within the land-lock Northern Nigeria, the surface water and groundwater resource remain the only source of the region fresh water. With contemporary pronounced effects of climate change as well as various anthropogenic activities, there is consequential rise in demand of fresh water. Consequently, both quantity and quality of fresh water resource is threatened largely due to recent population explosion. However, most developing regions of the world require new methods and innovative approaches for fresh water management, conservation, and judicious uses. Nonetheless, the dependence of arid and semi-arid regions on irrigation holds a special place in the water scarcity and management debates. This study was carried out along the river Anumma in Ngalda area of Yobe State, Nigeria. The study revealed that there is an active pollution largely associated to higher fertilizers and pesticides residues. The study also reaffirmed the calls for immediate action and adoption of sustainable agricultural practices along riverine communities in order to safe-guide the region most precious resource (water).

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