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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
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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
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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 or
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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
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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
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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
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