Spate Irrigation Network Foundation


  • New Practical Note: Codifying Water Rules and Rights (in Spate Irrigation) . It discusses the codification of water rules and water rights in flood based farming systems.

  • video on first floods in a seasonal river in Dayu Kebele, Raya Alamata Woreda in Ethiopia’s Tigray province.

  • Interesting video on water rights and water conflicts in Nimruz, Afghanistan available on TheWaterChannel. Click here to view it.

“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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