Sudan Flood-Based Livelihoods Network

Location: Medani
Coordinator: Eng. Amira A. A. Mekawi – hrs_amira(at)


In December 2012 The Sudan Spate Irrigation Network, together with the Hydraulic Research Center, Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity and IMAWESA, organised a WUA to WUA workshop. It was attended by 80 farmers and WUAs leaders from Ethiopia, Sudan and Yemen. They had meetings and discussions for four days in Kassala. And they agreed on several recommendations for more effective and viable contribution of WUAs towards better management of spate irrigation systems.

Here you will find some documents regarding the workshop:
Sharing Experiences among Water User Associations in spate irrigated schemes, Regional workshop report
Photo album

For more information and documents see also Sudan Research Program 2011-2014 and the spate irrigation section on Hydraulic Research Center.

During a three-day meeting that started on December 14th, HRC and MetaMeta have delivered the final results and recommendations of their WLE-funded Harnessing Floods project. Within the project, research focused on livelihood and ecosystem services improvement by optimizing the use of seasonal floods. The State Minister from the Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity opened the workshop and attended the full first day. A total of 50 participants were present during the meeting, including farmers and farmer representatives from the three main flood-based farming systems in Sudan (Gash, Tokar and Khor Abu Habil), policy makers and technical experts from various local government and civil society institutions, academic representatives from Khartoum, Gezira and Kassala universities, as well as donors and international development partners (JICA, IGAD and the Netherlands Embassy in Sudan). For further information, please contact Amira Abdel Gader (

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