Programme 5


Alliance of partner organisations involved in the implementation of sustainable rainwater management solutions on all continents.

In collaboration with: American Rainwater Catchment System Association (ARCSA), Asociación Mexicana de Sistemas de Captación de Agua de Lluvia (AMSCALL), Rainwater Harvesting Association of Malawi (RHAM), Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum (LRWHF), RainWater Cambodia Association (RWC)

IWMI conference, (Credits@IRHA - Sri Lanka, 2018)


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.
Conférence ABCMAC 2019, (Associação Brasileira de Captação e Manejo de Água de Chuva)

Insights from 9th World Water Forum /Dakar


News – Alliance

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by Rachel Nisbet

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7 January 2019
by Han Heijnen

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27 November 2018

The Sri Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum organizes its regular international conference every three years. In 2018 the Conference brings together...

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Programme 1

Rainwater for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

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.

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Programme 2

Rainfed Agriculture and Food Sovereignty

Rainfed agriculture represents more than 85% of family farming today. Ongoing climate change is impacting on the harvests and food sovereignty of farming communities.

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Programme 3

Disaster risk management and ecosystem restoration

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.

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