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World Water Day 2021: Value of Water in Nigeria #water2me

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Value of Water in Nigeria viz a viz the Opportunity Costs
to Women, Youth and Children in Nigeria

  1. Valuing Principle: recognize benefits/costs  from multiple perspectives. i.e.  water may be life to some but a vehicle of disease and death to too many others.
  2. The value of water is the opportunity cost of the absence of water such as
    • 19 years of productive life lost for youth from 15 – 49 years
    • 16 million school days lost/year from diarrhoea episodes
    • 4.9 billion hours of productive hours lost for women without access to water supply within 30 minutes walking distance