ANALYSIS OF SUITABLE DUMP SITES IN KAFANCHAN, JEMA’A LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

  • Inkuza Dogara
  • Saliu Ibrahim Ajobunu
  • Jibril Haruna Umar
  • Adams Kennedy
Keywords: Dumpsites, Waste management, Suitable locations

Abstract

The research focuses on assessing the suitability of dump sites for solid waste disposal in Kafanchan town, Kaduna state, utilizing Surveying and Geo informatics techniques. With the escalating environmental impact of waste due to population growth, urbanization, and industrialization, the study aims to identify appropriate locations for waste disposal. The methodology employs Geographic Information System (GIS) tools, involving the overlaying of datasets and criteria such as drainage, land use, and road networks. The process includes investigating solid waste disposal in Kafanchan, acquiring data through a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver, converting criteria into GIS layers, and processing the collected information on a computer system using ArcGIS software. The spatial analysis reveals potential sites suitable for solid waste disposal based on connectivity, contiguity, and overlay methods. The results advocate for the effectiveness of GIS in promptly selecting suitable waste disposal sites. The conclusion emphasizes the recommendation to adopt the identified sites for solid waste disposal in the area. Overall, the study underscores the significance of GIS in addressing contemporary environmental challenges related to waste management and highlights the practical application of spatial tools for sustainable solutions.

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Published
2024-04-30
How to Cite
DogaraI., AjobunuS. I., Umar J. H., & KennedyA. (2024). ANALYSIS OF SUITABLE DUMP SITES IN KAFANCHAN, JEMA’A LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA. FUDMA JOURNAL OF SCIENCES, 8(2), 315 - 322. https://doi.org/10.33003/fjs-2024-0802-2367

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