Scope of intervention

Rainwater, hygiene and sanitation

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


 

Rainwater, agriculture and food security

85% of agricultural systems depend on rainwater. Improving anticipation, localknowledge and know-how in resource management, is a relevant response forimproving the nutrition and food security of peasants and rural communities.



 

Agroforestry and ecosystem services

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


 

Integrated water resources management

Develop integrated natural resource managementsystems by promoting the retention, recharge and reuse of water through acoherent watershed approach and the implementation of nature-based solutions to ensure the proper functioning of ecosystem services.

 

Urban stormwater/rainwater 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.


 

Rainwater Advocacy

In collaboration with other NGO’s, we provide training to communities to buildtheir own water tanks, to consolidate the know-how. The construction techniqueusing few expensive materials allows each family to build their own reservoirand achieve self-sufficiency in access to drinking water

 

Our projects

The Blue Schools

This program aims to educate schoolchildren 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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Raincommunity

Construction of rainwater harvesting systems in Bhaktapur, to provide safe access todrinking water in 2 schools and 6 camps for displaced families after the 2015 earthquake.

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The Rain, the soil and the 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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" Unserved "

The "Unserved" 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.

 

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 concrete and sustainable solutions in their city.

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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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