Flood-Based Livelihoods Network Foundation


  • The Spate Irrigation Network Foundation officially changed it name into Flood-Based Livelihoods Network Foundation. It reflects the broader remit. For more information click here.

  • The project Harnessing floods to enhance livelihoods and ecosystems services has reached the end. The final documents can be found here. More documents will follow.

  • Wageningen graduate student Ms. Loes van der Pluijm has recently completed research on Flood-Based Livelihoods (FBL) in Kenya’s Tana River, Turkana and Samburu counties. Her overview on the status and potential of FBL in Kenya is based on interviews, stakeholder meetings and field observations. Click here to read the report.

“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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