International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance
Alliance internationale pour la gestion de l'eau de pluie (IRHA)
Alianza internacional para la gestión del agua de lluvia (IRHA)
Our Honorary Members are renowned personalities who understand, support or have contributed greatly to the promotion of rainwater harvesting and related matters.
The IRHA bestows this title to people who have given their knowledge and energy to elevate and reinforce the rainwater harvesting movement. No more than one person per year will be invited to become a Honorary Member.
|Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak
Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak is the founder of India’s Sulabh International Social Service Organisation and the Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement.
Action Sociologist, social reformer and international expert on low-cost sanitation, public conveniences, biogas from human excreta and rural development, Dr. Pathak has worked for the last four decades to improve sanitation in the poorest regions of India.
Dr. Pathak is the 2009 Stockholm Water Prize laureate.
|Dr. Jean Ziegler
Sociologist, writer, head of the Emmaus community in Geneva, renowned politician in Switzerland, where he was born and has lived until now, senior professor at the University of Geneva and the Sorbonne in Paris, France.
Dr. Jean Ziegler has written several books on food and hunger in the world. He was the Special Reporter of the United Nations on the Rights to Food from 2000 till March 2008. In this role, he reported on the situation of hunger and malnutrition in many countries including Nigeria, Ethiopia, India, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Brazil, Palestine and Guatemala, among others.
He is presently a member of the Consultative Committee of the United Nations Human Rights Commission.
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