Setting Rainwater Managers in motion
Since its creation, the IRHA has formed an Alliance of partner organisations involved in the implementation of sustainable rainwater management solutions on all continents. The Alliance is a movement open to Non Governmental Organisations, local authorities, private sector companies and individuals convinced that rainwater is a solution to the problems of the 21st century.
In 2020, the work of energising the network continued in order to truly benefit from the experiences and lessons learned in conservation, integrated water resources management, risk and disaster management, ecosystem services and adaptation to climate change (SDGs) of each country.
We have strengthened our collaboration with key stakeholders by signing strategic agreements (MoUs) with the American Rainwater Catchment System Association (ARCSA), the Mexican Association for the Promotion of Rainwater (AMSCALL) and the Canadian Association for Rainwater Management (CANARM). Since Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum (LRWHF), Malawi Rainwater Association (RHAM) and Rainwater Harvesting Cambodia (RWC) have joined the movement.
Synergy work needs to be extended to share lessons learned, to have a stronger voice with donors and decision makers, to explain and convince on the basis of evidence the relevance of better stormwater management. These partnerships must nurture knowledge and understanding of rainfall management and contextualised responses.