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rainwater harvesting technologies

748 million of people lack access to improved drinking water

drinking water

Ensuring water supply to everyone everywhere

best hygiene practices

Cutting down roads of contamination and water borne diseases

sanitation services

2.5 billion of people lack access to improved sanitation

water for agriculture

Securing water resources for agriculture and livehood

education and capacity building

Blue schools // Improving learning and educational facilities

local knowledge & entreneurship

Empowering people for sustainable change

About us

WHO WE ARE

The International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA) was created in Geneva in November 2002, following recommendations of the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. IRHA’s mandate call for the federation and unification of the disparate rainwater harvesting (RWH) movement around the world, to promote rainwater as a valuable water resource and to build on achievements in this field for the fulfilment of the Millennium Development Goals.

In partnership with International organizations and local partners in the field, the IRHA provides concrete solutions, a lobbying and advocacy platform for RWH. It supports the growth of RWH solutions to water supply problems. It also provides a forum for its members to work together or share experiences, and thus benefiting those who live in water scarcity.

OUR VISION

The IRHA promotes a large use of rainwater in every field of life, using Rainwater as a tool for climate change adaptation and as a precious water resource included in the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) policy of each country and region.

CORE VALUES

We strongly believe that rainwater harvesting solutions should be replicable, owned by the community itself, using cheap and local materials in order to develop cost effective solutions. All IRHA’s projects are results based which means that they are developed based on a in-depth assessments, a clear strategy using analytical tool such as the logical framework. They help us to monitor the achievements and impact on the communities.

AWARDS

IRHA has gained since 2010 the ECOSOC status and was shortlisted for the “Prix de l’Ethique Suisse in 2010”

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  • 19.4M

    litres harvested
  • 640

    Latrines
  • 90

    Cisterns
  • 25'000

    beneficiaries

How we work

Rain Projects

Implementing rainwater harvesting technologies and projects in urban or rural areas for water security, drinking water, groundwater recharge, infiltration or stormwater management

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Rain Awareness

Raising awareness, training the professionals and community on rainwater harvesting technologies, strengthening their resilience and capacity to cope with climate change.

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Rain Network

Building bridges between professionals, enhancing links and working as a Community of Practice, exchanging, learning and building knowledge on previous experiences and expertise.

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Rain Advocacy

Advocating and promoting rainwater as a sustainable solution for climate change adaptation, groundwater recharge, flood management and bringing the debate at policy development level.

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Rain Projects

Implementing rainwater harvesting technologies and projects in urban or rural areas for water security, drinking water, groundwater recharge, infiltration or stormwater management

Read More

Rain Awareness

Raising awareness, training the professionals and community on rainwater harvesting technologies, strengthening their resilience and capacity to cope with climate change.

Read More

Rain Network

Building bridges between professionals, enhancing links and working as a Community of Practice, exchanging, learning and building knowledge on previous experiences and expertise.

Read More

Rain Advocacy

Advocating and promoting rainwater as a sustainable solution for climate change adaptation, groundwater recharge, flood management and bringing the debate at policy development level.

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