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Proc. IAHS, 376, 35–43, 2018
Proc. IAHS, 376, 35–43, 2018

  01 Feb 2018

01 Feb 2018

Water, energy and agricultural landuse trends at Shiroro hydropower station and environs

Olubunmi Adegun et al.

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The study used a combination of methods to investigate the feedback mechanisms of the food-water-energy nexus of the Shiroro hydropower station and its environs. The study shows that while there is a general decline in rainfall, coupled with low level of reservoir reliability, the area of agricultural landsue around the dam has increased significantly. In view of these realities, the study recommends that a roadmap to improve the operational coordination and management of the dam be put in place.