Spate Irrigation Network Foundation


  • 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.

  • During a three-day meeting that started on December 14th, HRC and MetaMeta have delivered the final results and recommendations of their WLE-funded Harnessing Floods project.

  • An interesting presentation: Sorghum under Spate Irrigation Systems

“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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