The International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA) was created in Geneva in November 2002 following recommendations formulated during the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg two months earlier. The mandate called for federation and unification of the disparate rainwater harvesting (RWH) movement around the world…
Today, the water crisis seriously threatens several part of the planet. Nevertheless, the primary water resource on the Earth, rainwater, is often seen as a burden rather than an opportunity. It is badly or not at all managed as a water resource these days almost everywhere in the world.
On the 21 July, two organizations working in this field, the International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA) and the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA), signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which aims to facilitate their future collaboration in promoting the effective collection and use of rainwater.
2014 Caux Dialogue on Land and Security, Initiatives on Land, Lives and Peace.
IRHA will be presenting the benefits of Rainwater Harvesting and Management for agriculture in arid/semi-arid regions as well as as a tool for peace. Find out more about how RWH can be an instrument for peace by watching our exclusive interview with HE Mr. Ramos Horta, Nobel Peace (Nov ’13).
Journalists for Rainwater Harvesting
This group brings together the talents of journalists in order to raise the profile of rainwater harvesting. Journalists for Rainwater Harvesting research, write and publish articles about rainwater harvesting in their local, regional or national area.
We have recently finished several Blue Schools projects – from Nepal to Senegal – and we have even more under formulation or in the process of fundraising. Find out more about these, and all our other, Blue Schools projects!