Programmes

Depending on the regions and the needs of the communities we work with, we develop methodologies for diversified rainwater management responses.

 

Prog. 1: Rainwater, hygiene and sanitation

1 child dies every 90 sec. Diarrhea, a water-related disease, is the third leading cause of death in children under five years old. Access to clean water, sanitation and good hygiene practices can save lives

 

Prog. 2: Rainwater, resilient agriculture and food security

85% of agricultural systems depend on rainwater. Improving local knowledge on rainwater management is vital to improve the food security of rural communities.



 

Prog 3.1: Ecosystem and microclimate management

By combining our expertise with APAF in agroforestry, we are working on the rehabilitation of soil, bocage, hedgerows and agricultural parcels in West Africa.


 

Prog 3.2: Integrated rainwater resources management

We develop integrated natural resource management systems by promoting the retention, recharge and infiltration of water through a coherent watershed approach and the implementation of nature-based solutions to ensure the flourishing of ecosystems that include human communities.

 

Prog.4: Urban drainage / stormwater management

Due to a lack of planning, cities are increasingly facing flood risks that can undermineinfrastructure and communities. Plan, anticipate and develop innovative solutions tomake rainwater management a response to challenges while strengtheneing the resilience.


 

Prog. 5: International Rainwater Advocacy

In collaboration with other NGO’s, we provide training to communities to build their own water tanks, to consolidate the know-how. The construction technique, using few expensive materials, allows each family to build their own reservoir and achieve self-sufficiency in accessing potable drinking water

 

Our projects

The Blue Schools

This program aims to educate school children to the management of water, sanitation and good hygiene practices, but also the recovery of waste to make blue schools, incubators of social change "

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> Discover the initiative "one child, a tree"

 

Rain, Forest and People

Climate change requires us to rethink our management methods and practices. This project aims to build community resilience by combining better management of water resources, trees and soil.

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Rain Community

Changes in rainfall patterns in the mid-hillls of Nepal disrupting the subsistence agriculture. The project aims to implement better water resource management at the watershed level to promote water infiltration.

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Emergency Rain

The "Emergency Rain" project aims to provide access to clean water and restore dignity for those who have nothing, the forgotten from water services, who live on the outskirts of our cities and have to fight every day to access even water for drinking.

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Workshops: Water and the City

The objective of this workshop is to bring school children to become aware of their environment, and to be able to implement durable, sustainable solutions in their city.

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Workshop: in the rain ink

The aim of this "In the rain ink" project is to transform the representations of rainwater seen as a nuisance, poetically using the urban environment in which we live.

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IRHA

International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA)

International Environment House 2
Chemin de Balexert, 9
1219 Châtelaine, Geneva CH

T: +41 22 797 41 57
E: secretariat@irha-h2o.org
 

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