Flood-Based Livelihoods Network Foundation


  • The Green Roads for Water program has published a pictorial guide with ideas on how Roads for Water measures can be integrated in labour intentive, Cash for Work, programs. These programs are one of the ways to respond to the effect of COVID-19 measures on rural communities.

    The pictorial guide can be downloaded from the Green Roads for Water website or from the FBLN library.

  • Read our April newsflash here with several updates from the Flood-based Livelyhoods Network, including COVID-19 related updates from the chapters in Pakistan, Yemen and Sudan.

  • TheWaterChannel published a blog by Karim Nawaz on the effects of the lockdowns on rural Pakistan, including the Spate Irrigation areas.

    Access the blog through: http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/thewaterblog

    Preparation of food aid in Pakistan

“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…