Spate Irrigation Network Foundation


  • During the 1st  Annual Leadership Course on Spate Irrigation and Rain Water Harvesting, seeds of cluster beans, mustered oil seed, sesame seed, Sesbania & Bakayan tree from Pakistan were shared with participants to test them in spate irrigation areas of their countries. Find the document here.

  • The 1st annual leadership course on flood based farming and rainwater harvesting has successfully been organized! The two weeks course included a week of technical training where participants  of 9 countries attended lectures on technical aspects of FBFS and rainwater harvesting.  The second week of the course took place in Tanzania where Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) organised a field visit and deliberations with farmers to showcase the application of FBFS and rainwater harvesting in the Pangani River Basin.   Presentations can be found on this page.

  • On December 7 Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Research and Development Foundation and Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro, Sindh-Pakistan organized the National Conference on ‘‘Spate rrigation: Potential and Prospects”. The conference explored the most promising ways forward in spate irrigation. Read the article on the website of Click here to view the presentations used during the conference.

“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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