ETIGBUE DILICHUKWU JOE
Erosion Flood and Coastal Zone Management Department
To co-ordinate, formulate and carryout the implementation of policies, programmes and projects designed to prevent, reduce and control land degradation arising from soil erosion, flooding, coastal and riverbank erosion.
- Develop integrated programmes for addressing the impacts arising from hydrological hazards of soil erosion and flood.
- Evolve mechanism for forecasting, monitoring and control of soil erosion and flood
- Promote intra and inter agency linkages
- Promote and strengthen training at all level of erosion and flood prevention, management and control
- Conduct national inventory/ survey of all areas devastated by soil erosion and flood and development of national data bank
- Formulate and review of land use laws and regulations and ensuring the enforcement of these laws and regulations relating to soil and water conservation
- Raise public awareness and promote understanding of the linkages between soil erosion and flood and environmental degradation as well as encouraging grassroots participation in soil erosion and flood management.
- EROSION MONITORING AND CONTROL
- To minimise soil erosion and encourage soil conservation for sustainable land use: this can be achieved by minimising exposure of soil to raindrop impact, surface runoff and wind and the restoration of erosion degraded areas.
- To develop reliable and up to date data base and integrated management system as tools to support all erosion and flood control programmes.
- FLOOD FORECASTING MONITORING AND CONTROL
- To engage in daily monitor and forecasting of flood
- To develop sustainable systems in flood management
- To manage the data management centre of the department
- COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT
- To minimise coastal erosion and every form of coastal degradation
- WATER HARVESTING MANAGEMENT
- To harness flood water through sustainable engineering systems for the benefit of the environment.