SCOPE OF INTERVENTION
IRHA AT A GLANCE
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.
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.
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 in the communities.
[Rain] Monitoring Tool