This project took place between May 2009 and June 2010 in the Ramakrishna spiritual and hospital centre in Lucknow, India. We introduced rainwater harvesting for groundwater recharge, using rainwater from the buildings' roofs. The water table has already stopped sinking and in the coming years will start to rise.
To celebrate World Water Day 2012, Swissaid Geneva organised the round-table "Water, publicly traded?" on the 20 and 21 March at the University of Geneva. The IRHA was invited to exhibit the best 30 Raindrops photographs at this event - the first showing of these photos!!
In October 2010, the IRHA co-organised a training course with WOTR on "Rainwater Harvesting in the heart of Micro Farming and Food Security for Watershed Development". 15 participant from Africa and Asia came to learn about technologies and methodologies for improving access to water and ensuring food security in poor rural areas.
While in India for the training course in October 2010, Vessela Monta, our Executive Director, visited many different examples of rainwater harvesting. This album shows just a few of the various structures that she saw.
The top 45 photographs (out of the 473 received) entered into our Raindrops Geneva Award 2011 held in collaboration with Photojournale. This competition was for photographs that best showed the uses and practical benefits of rainwater harvesting.