Nature-based solution for flooding in Lagos
Lagos will deploy nature-based solution to tackle flood and other effects of climate change from 2023, it has been learnt.
The Director (Office of Drainage Services and Water Resources) in the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Mahmood Adegbitesaid: “Everything we have been doing before now is either structural or engineering-related. But, in 2023, we will introduce nature-based solution where every household will be required to collect rain water and reuse or throw away after the rains must have stopped.
“In the last two years, our constructions have been featuring roof gutters, and looking back at what we did in the 70s where people collected rain water in buckets. Now we want to reintroduce that by urging the people to collect rain water and reuse or throw away, but after the rain. We are still working on the modalities to make more fitting. We know that more rains are coming, and we understand the peculiarities of Lagos, so we want to play these things to our advantage.”