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)

Organization in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations - July 2010
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Fourth pillar

Political positioning of Rainwater Harvesting


Rainwater Harvesting is a strategic and sustainable way of achieving the Millennium Development Goal for freshwater and is a powerful tool for climate change adaptation. The IRHA works to influence policy at local, national, regional and international levels, thereby raising Rainwater Harvesting to the top of the political agenda.




“Seminar on Durable Management of Rainwater for Multi-purpose Usage” – Kaolack, Senegal, (March)




“IRHA meets His Excellency Mr. Ramos-Horta” – Geneva, Switzerland (November)


“IRHA Welcomes Suwon City” – Geneva, Switzerland (October)




“A Glass of Rainwater?” – Geneva, Switzerland (November)


6th World Water Forum – Marseille, France (March)


UEA Water Security and ICID seminar - London, England (February)




Verbier Green Pioneering Summit – Verbier, Switzerland (December)


“A Glass of Rainwater?” – Geneva, Switzerland (December)




“A Glass of Rainwater?” – Geneva, Switzerland (December)


IRHA Rainwater Harvesting Seminar – Geneva, Switzerland (November)


Prix Suisse de l’Ethique – Lausanne, Switzerland (November)


ARCSA Annual Conference – Austin, USA (October)


The IRHA in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the UN – New York, USA (July)




2nd Africa Water Week – Johannesburg, South Africa (November)


5th World Water Forum – Istanbul, Turkey (March)




Indian Expo – Zurich, Switzerland (April)




World Water Week – Stockholm, Sweden (August)




Rainwater Harvesting in Timor-Leste – Geneva, Switzerland (November)


4th World Water Forum – Mexico City, Mexico (March)


Political work in Ethiopia – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (February)




9th SearNet Annual Conference – Kigali, Rwanda (December)


European Solidarity Week for Water – Strasbourg, France (October)


S-DEV Geneva 05 – Geneva, Switzerland (October)


Commission for Sustainable Development 13 – New York, USA (April)


2nd Alternative World Water Forum – Geneva, Switzerland (March)




8th SearNet Annual Conference – Gaborone, Botswana (December)


Global WASH Forum – Dakar, Senegal (December)




7th SearNet Annual Conference – Arusha, Tanzania (December)


1st Pan-African Implementation and Partnership Conference on Water – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (December)

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