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Research Article, Geoinfor Geostat An Overview S Vol: 0 Issue: 1

Could Local Perceptions of Water Stress be Explained by LULCC?

Ayeni A.O1*, Cho M. A2, Ramoelo A2, Mathieu. R2, Soneye A. S. O1, and Adegoke J. O3
1Department of Geography, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria,
2Earth Observation Group, Natural Resources & Environment, CSIR Pretoria, South Africa
3Department of Geo-Sciences, University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA
Corresponding author : Ayeni AO
Department of Geography, University of Lagos, Akoka - Yaba 101017, Lagos, Nigeria
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: January 31, 2013 Accepted: March 22, 2013 Published: March 29, 2013
Citation: Ayeni AO, Cho MA, Ramoelo A, Mathieu R, Soneye ASO, et al. (2013) Could Local Perceptions of Water Stress be Explained by LULCC? Geoinfor Geostat: An Overview S1. doi:10.4172/2327-4581.S1-001

Abstract

Could Local Perceptions of Water Stress be Explained by LULCC?

Mapping land use/land cover changes (LULCC) is essential for a wide range land use planning and adaptation mechanisms to global warming/climate change, impacts of natural hazard and socioeconomic dynamics on the local to global scales. In this study, we seek to investigate whether water stress in the induced savanna of Southwestern, Nigeria as perceived by the various communities can be explained by LULC changes in the region. LULCC was conducted using orthorectified Landsat multi-temporal imageries for 1970/1972, 1986/1987, 2000/2001 and 2006 using maximum likelihood classification and change detection techniques in ENVI 4.4 software.

Keywords: Local; Perceptions; Water stress; LULCC; Derived savanna; SWNigeria

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