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What is Spate Irrigation?

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Floods are not always a hazard. They may also sustain aquatic life and riverine biodiversity, recharge aquifers, enrich soilds 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

Spate irrigation is the art and science of managing floods for irrigation. It is unique to arid and semi-arid environments, practiced in the Middle East, North Africa, West Asia, East Africa and parts of Latin America as a long tradition. This video aims to introduce Spate Irrigation, as an irrigation technique and as the basis of unique agro-economies unique to them.

More info: www.spate-irrigation.org
Produced by: TheWaterChannel
Year: 2012
Language: English

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