In the face of climate extremes - floods, droughts, soil loss, lowering of groundwater levels, rising temperatures - rainwater is more than ever at the heart of adaptation issues on the international agenda.

The IRHA is a member of the Platform for Food Sovereignty (PSA), a working group of 15 Geneva-based NGOs that are members of the Geneva Federation for Cooperation (FGC) and work through development projects on a common struggle for food sovereignty.

In the current context of increasing pressure on water supplies, access to this drinkable resource for all in each of the projects represents a major challenge for the member organisations (MOs) of the PSA.

The IRHA has become increasingly aware of the need to [re]think water management by making use of rainwater, a resource that is freely available and has a low environmental impact, the desire to involve local stakeholders in co-producing the local response to ensure full ownership, and the need to support a global synergy around the rainwater resource.


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