Spate Irrigation Network Foundation


  • In a free webinar on December 2nd, 14:00 CET (click here to check your local time), Frank van Steenbergen (MetaMeta) and Sander de Haas (JustDiggit) will discuss the various components of microclimate. For more information and how to attend, click here.

  • From December 7 to 17, 2016 Mekelle University will organise the 4th Annual Training. The subject is Integrated Watershed Management
    and Flood-based Farming Systems in ASAL Areas, Horn of Africa. For more information download the flyer; for the application procedure, send an email to: tesfa_alemge(at)

  • The latest newsletter provides information on e.g. the name change of the foundation and the worrying situation in Yemen. Please click here to read it. To subscribe for the newsletter, click here.

“Floods are not always a hazard. They may also sustain aquatic life and riverine biodiversity, recharge aquifers, enrich soils and in some of the world’s poorest areas they are the main source of irrigation.”

Global Water Partnership (2000) ‘Toward water security: a framework for action’


is a network of spate irrigation professionals and practitioners. The network stimulates the development of programmes of implementation that improve the livelihoods of those in spate irrigation areas, exchanges experiences and good practices, helps upgrade training, identify priority fields for improvement and research and development. Read more…

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