Flood-Based Livelihoods Network Foundation


  • Read our March newsflash here with several updates from the Flood-based Livelyhoods Network, including new resources and updates from the chapters in Ethiopia, Yemen, Pakistan and Kenya.

  • As one of the partners in the Flood-Based Livelihoods Network IWMI has been involved in the development of flood risk reduction maps in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta in Myanmar. The purpose of these maps is to make visible which areas are suitable (and less suitable) for three categories of rice (favourable/modern, deep water and flooded) in each of the 26 townships in the delta.

    A brief overview of the outcome is accessible through the following link

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  • We have published a new special newsflash, focussing on livelihood opportunities in spate systems. Access it through special-newsflash-livelihood-opportunities-in-fbls and get your copy.

“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…