Outside of agriculture, water is the most significant ecological feature of the city and presents both a unique advantage and a design challenge. The site of Anam city is conveniently sited near the Ezichi River, receives abundant rainfall each year and has access to a large regional aquifer. However, due to its low elevation, the region is prone to flooding every rainy season. Therefore, water strategies is concerned with:

  • Quality urban water provision
  • Flood & storm water management
  • Balance of natural hydrological cycle of water
  • Water conservation and
  • Autonomous small-scale systems.

The city’s water provision and managenet include decentralized water supplies such as rainwater collection supplemented with groundwater, reuse of non-potable water through dual piping systems and balance of the regional hydrological system with enhanced green infrastructure, engineered waterways to manage flooding, and groundwater recharge systems.

Dr. Aloy
Anam City is a dynamic model for sustainable development that balances ecology with economic growth, delivers world-class quality of life across generations and leverages technology within the African culture of collective progress. The new city project is a collective effort of the greater Anam community in partnership with the Chife Foundation.