Flood-Based Livelihoods Network Foundation


  • A new newsflash is available for the month of October. This edition contains several updates from the Flood-based Livelihoods Network including interesting upcoming events around management of drylands in Ethiopia and a series of Webinars around Water and Heritage.

    Access the newsflash here.

  • The Flood-Based Livelihoods Network recently had an online discussion to, together, look into the effects of COVID-19 on Flood-based communities. We’ve now written a blog on the process with some interesting lessons and a recording of the session. See https://thewaterchannel.tv/…/the-power-of-networking-and-o…/.

    As part of the session we used the ‘Covid impact assessment tool’ to map the effects of COVID-19 on rural communities, with a special focus on the youth and women as well as vulnerable households.

  • Read our September newsflash here with several updates from the Flood-based Livelyhoods Network, including new resources and updates from the chapters in Pakistan and Ethiopia as well as interesting blogs and videos.

“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…