Flood-Based Livelihoods Network Foundation


  • In the dossier Livelihoods from Floods on TheWaterChannel you will find some of the stories, perspectives and reflections of a group of young professionals from across the world, They are working together in April-May 2017 in Wageningen on Strengthening flood-based livelihoods systems. All information together gives a snapshot of the current status and future prospects.

  • We are asking for help for Yemen, because of the willful destruction of spate irrigation facilities in Yemen’s Tihama region and the consequenses for the people living in this former food basket. Read the full post.

  • Overview Paper 8 (Flood Water Based Irrigaion in Kenya) is replaced by a newer version: Flood Based Livelihoods Systems in Kenya: Status and Potential. This paper is mainly based on field visits, stakeholder meetings and interviews.

“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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