Flood-Based Livelihoods Network Foundation


  • Read our November newsflash here with several updates from the Flood-based Livelyhoods Network, including new resources and updates from the chapters in Malawi and Pakistan.

  • The FBLN Malawi chapter is working with communities in Balaka District, Southern Malawi to establish a Model Spate Irrigation scheme, using harvested road run-off water. The coordinator of the Malawi FBLN chapter, Macpherson Nthara has produced an overview of the results so far of which a summary is included in the newsflash. The full document is accessible available on the resources page.

  • The 8th annual training on integrated watershed management and flood-based farming systems by Mekelle University (Ethiopia) has scheduled for 11 – 22 November 2019.
    Check the brochure for more information and to register for this interesting course.

“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…