RAIN is an international, flexible,

    transparent and innovative organisation.

    We have built up sound knowledge of

    rainwater harvesting techniques.

    Robert Meerman, Senior Programme Officer

    I like to work with people who are creative,

    inspiring and bring in new ideas and visions.

    We make this possible, as it’s a small 

    and flexible organisation.

    Niels Lenderink, Responsable de programme

    Everywhere it rains, we can create water points.

    Abdourahmane Ousmane,

    Secrétaire Exécutif at Association VDS.

    Burkina Faso

    Rainwater for food security. Become part of it.

    We set an enabling environment for rainwater harvesting, in order to increase food security.

Rainwater harvesting: view all our projects around the world.

Recently we started publishing  our projects in the IATI standard (International Aid Transparency Standard). IATI makes information about aid spending easier to access, use and understand.

Rainwater harvesting projects
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RAIN Tools
RWH is gaining more and more recognition as a sustainable alternative to other water supply options. It is economically viable, socially compatible and environmentally friendly.

WASH Guide
WASH interventions always have an effect on the ecosystem or landscape and vice versa.

GIS Tool
RWH has proven to be an effective and sustainable solution to overcome or reduce water shortages all over the world. To apply RWH in a sustainable and effective way, it is important to understand exactly where RWH can be applied to make full use of its potential.

RAIN partners around the world

We focus on regions where people and ecosystems are most vulnerable, using low-cost and simple technologies, adapted to local conditions. Our countries of operation are:

Currently, we are exploring the rainwater harvesting potential in Central America, Indonesia and the Andean region.

Sufficient and safe water should be available to everyone
How do we make that happen? We offer 3 key Rainwater harvesting services:
RAIN Implementation RAIN Intelligence RAIN Advice
Read the latest news about rainwater harvesting
5 Lessons Every WASH Professional Should Learn
By: RAIN editor | March 24th, 2017
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‘Rainwater4Sale’ – Testing and Validating a Business Case for Rainwater Harvesting for Sale, Uganda
By: RAIN editor | March 21st, 2017
Starting the last quarter of 2016 RAIN collaborates with the Uganda Rainwater Association (URWA) to ...
Catchment Management Planning in Lokok and Lokere, Karamoja & Teso regions, North Eastern Uganda
By: RAIN editor | March 17th, 2017
On October 13, 2016 we informed you about the process RAIN has been supporting since June 2016: plan...
Unlocking the Potential of Rainwater Harvesting Practises in Bangladesh
By: RAIN editor | February 23rd, 2017
Due to high salinity in surface and groundwater and natural arsenic pollution, people in the coastal...
Better Decision-Making about Large Dams with a View to Sustainable Development
By: RAIN editor | January 13th, 2017
We provided the ad hoc secretary for a working group to develop an advice to the Dutch government on...
RAIN as a brand of Aidenvironment
By: RAIN editor | January 12th, 2017
What happens when you combine a small, hands-on, well-connected NGO with a consultancy organization,...
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