Technical Report: Lagos floods

Higuera Roa, Oscar, O'Connor, Jack, Ogunwumi, Taiwo Seun, Ihinegbu, Christopher, Reimer Lynggaard, Josefine, Sebesvari, Zita, Eberle, Caitlyn and Koli, Margaret (2022). Technical Report: Lagos floods. Interconnected Disaster Risks 2021/2022. United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS).

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    Author Higuera Roa, Oscar
    O'Connor, Jack
    Ogunwumi, Taiwo Seun
    Ihinegbu, Christopher
    Reimer Lynggaard, Josefine
    Sebesvari, Zita
    Eberle, Caitlyn
    Koli, Margaret
    Title Technical Report: Lagos floods
    Series Title Interconnected Disaster Risks 2021/2022
    Publication Date 2022-08-31
    Place of Publication Bonn
    Publisher United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
    Pages 28
    Language eng
    Abstract Lagos faces increasingly severe annual flooding, exacerbated by sea level rise and subsidence. In 2021, floods again submerged vehicles and houses, displacing thousands from their homes. The demand for sand in construction materials drives illegal sand mining and erosion on the coast of Nigeria, degrading ecosystems and increasing flood risk. This technical background report for the 2021/2022 edition of the Interconnected Disaster Risks report analyses the root causes, drivers, impacts and potential solutions for the Lagos floods through a forensic analysis of academic literature, media articles and expert interviews.
    Copyright Holder United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
    Copyright Year 2022
    Copyright type Creative commons
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