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October 05, 2022

Webinar Series on Rainwater Harvesting

The FAO is currently facilitating a Webinar Series on Rain Water Harvesting. Module 6 will focus on ‘Addressing Climate Change Impacts through Rainwater Harvesting‘ and will take place on October 5th and October 11th, both from 13.00 – 14.30 CET. The first session will take place on, Wednesday Oct 5th, at at 13.00 – 14.30 CET. The theme

October 03, 2022

Podcast on TheWaterChannel on the Pakistan Floods

TheWaterChannel has published a podcast covering the recent Pakistan Floods. The podcast features Ilyas Masih & Micha Werner of IHE Delft and Khurram Mubeen of MNS University of Agriculture Multan and they help to understand the magnitude, causes, and implications of the ongoing crisis of the Pakistan Floods. The podcast can be accessed on the

September 19, 2022

Webinar Series on Rainwater Harvesting

The FAO is currently facilitating a Webinar Series on Rain Water Harvesting. Module 6 will focus on RWH for flood risk management’ and will take place on September 20th, 13.00 – 14.30 CET. The full title of the webinar is: Practices and Effectiveness of RWH Systems in Flood Prevention and Mitigation. For more info check the flyer here

September 12, 2022

Urgent!! Salvaging the rabi crop in the spate irrigated areas
of Pakistan.

The incessant and extraordinary rains in Pakistan’s western mountain catchment have created havoc in one-third of the country, causing loss of life, loss of assets, loss of crops and livestock, disrupted roads all adding up to ‘unimaginable damage’ in the words of the UN Secretary General. The teams on the ground have made an assessment

September 12, 2022

New FBLN Practical Notes published

The Flood Based Livelihoods Network recently published two new Practical Notes, based on the ongoing work under the Newarbi Project in Balochistan and Sindh, Pakistan. Practical Note 40 focusses on the ‘usage of wild trees on private farm land in spate irrigated areas’ and can be downloaded here. Practical Note 41 focusses on ‘local vegetable

September 07, 2022

FBLN Newsflash September 2022

Dear readers, Pakistan, a land of multiple geographies and cultural mosaic after a decade (12 years) is once again hit hard by the flooding due to heavy monsoon torrential rains, which have been unprecedent and broken records of past thirty years. Sindh province alone recorded a 470% increase in rainfall from the months June through

May 20, 2022

FBLN Newsflash May 2022

Dear readers, Welcome to the May 2022 Newsflash of the Flood-based Livelihoods Network. This time we have some exiting events to share with you and some interesting new resources that have been developed within the network. We trust these will be of benefit to you and will inspire you to work on improving the lives

April 19, 2022

Library additions

The library has recently been updated with a number of resources, including the 2019 WOCAT publication on ‘Sustainable rangeland management in Sub-Saharan Africa’. Access the library and other resources through the resources page.

October 28, 2021

Official Green Roads for Water Guidelines Launched Ahead of COP-26

New Guidelines and COP26 The images of floods, water shortages and forest fires are fresh in our minds. Climate change is a reality that we can no longer ignore or wish away. There is an urgent need for game changers, that create climate resilience and mitigation at massive scale. The eyes here are very much

September 20, 2021

Innovation for botanical rodenticide awarded the prestigious Olam Prize on food security

The 2021 Olam Food Prize has been awarded to the Green Rodent Consortium, consisting of MetaMeta Research (the Netherlands) and Ethiopian partners. The consortium developed and implemented a highly effective botanical rodenticide, which significantly helps controlling rats and mice to protect crop yield in Africa. Rodents are a major but largely forgotten problem for agriculture