Publisher: Nigerian Environmental Society

Effect of Waste Management On Environmental Sustainability In Port Harcourt

Augustine Chimeebere Onugha
KEYWORDS: Recycling, Reuse, Composting and Regulation, Environmental Sustainability, Port Harcourt.


The study attempts to isolate and analyze the effect of the climatic environment as a separate element as regards the forms of buildings most suitable for human habitation in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. This region is geographically situated in the south of Nigeria, towards the coast and by virtue of its location near the equator the sun is virtually overhead throughout the year. Generally humidity is high over the entire region with mean annual values of 85%. The climate of this region using millers classification developed in 1965 can be termed “warm humid” or “equatorial marine”. The study analyses climatic data using the building bioclimatic chart and portrays the primary comfort/technological requirement for buildings in the Niger delta region. The outcome of the study reveals a need for a reduction of heat production and radiation gain as well as promotion of evaporation loss. Building designs in this region should therefore strive to enhance ventilation and provide shading requirements. This paper thus outlines construction modes that may be necessitated by weather considerations of this climate type applicable to the Niger delta region and consequently, the general character of buildings situated in this region

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