Guidelines on Spate Irrigation

The main objective of this publication is therefore to assist planners and practitioners in designing and managing spate irrigation projects. It covers hydrology, engineering, agronomy, local organisations and rules, wadi basin management and the economics. It is designed to be both a practical guidance document and a source of information and examples based extensively on experience from around the world in areas where spate irrigation is practised.

FAO (2010): Guidelines on Spate Irrigation. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) URL [Accessed: 28.06.2011]