Spate Irrigation in DI Khan, Pakistan

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 provide and overview of Spate Irrigation as practiced in the DI Khan region pf Pakistan.

More info: / SPO-Pakistan
Produced by: TheWaterChannel
Year: 2012
Language: English subtitles

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