Spate Irrigation Network Foundation


  • Spate Irrigation Network Afghanistan is established! Their first newsletter can be downloaded here.

  • The University of Florence developped an online course on WaterHarvesting and GIS/RS. This course will be available next year. For more information, follow these links: University of Florence and brochure.

  • The Spate Irrigation Network Foundation is transforming into a network of farmers and water users. The emphasis is shifting to farmer to farmer learning. Therefore training materials are shared in the website on Farmer learning materials page.

“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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