Accounting for the environmental costs of hydropower station on local communities: A case study of Jebba Lake of Niger River Watershed, Jebba, Kwara State, Nigeria
Hydropower has been the main source of energy in Nigeria, until recently when thermal and fossil-fuel driven turbines and other alternatives are becoming commonplace. The concern for power generation tends to becloud environmental and natural resource degradation that accompanies execution of hydropower projects or plants. One of the principal resources concerned is the watershed of hosting rivers. These impacts reflect...