RAIN and IRHA organize a 3-day capacity building seminar in Kaolack, Senegal with the aim to reinforce local rainwater management practices and knowledge and raise awareness of its growing political importance in climate change adaptation.
To kick-off the celebrations of World Water Day 2014, IRHA held the Opening Night of the Raindrops Geneva Awards 2013 Exhibition at the Cour de l'Hôtel de Ville, in Geneva. The République et Canton de Genève hosted a beautiful reception on this occasion.
On 22nd March 2013 we celebrated World Water Day in 15 schools in India and Nepal. The children where shown a presentation called "Every School a Blue School" about rainwater harvesting and our Blue Schools Programme. This was followed by the "Catch the Rain" art competition where the children could show what they had learnt about rainwater harvesting.
Blue Schools in the region of Kaolack, Senegal took place in the two schools of Kahone 1 and Fass Kahone, with a total of 1,149 children and 29 teachers. Finished in February 2013, 2 tanks, 26 toilets and 13 urinal were built. More than 1,000 trees were planted and the teachers and PACT Committee members received training.