The International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA) is a Swiss non-governmental organisation based in Geneva since 2002. IRHA's mandate is to promote rainwater as a sustainable solution to water scarcity, natural disasters that undermine ecosystems and communities.
Our work is based on the implementation of rainwater management projects in developing countries where access to clean water and vulnerability to climate change are daily problems, directly and negatively impacting the lives of thousands of people.Read More
of people do NOT have access to safe water supplies.
Access to safe water and sanitation, as well as appropriate hygiene, is a human right and can prevent a significant proportion of water-related diseases.
Rainfed agriculture represents more than 85% of family farming today. Ongoing climate change is impacting on the harvests and food sovereignty of farming communities.
The weakening of forest, mangrove and wetland ecosystems, which helps reduce exposure to major risks, increases the vulnerability of communities to the effects of climate change.
Storm rain, flooding, creating islands of coolness, rainwater management in the city has emerged in recent years as a nature-based solution (NbS) that cannot be ignored in managing a sustainable city.
Alliance of partner organisations involved in the implementation of sustainable rainwater management solutions on all continents.
IRHA develops projects in areas where the needs are felt, where the conditions for long-term work exist and where we have local partners in whom we have confidence, who are solidly anchored locally and capable of ensuring the sustainability of investments.