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    RAIN is an international, flexible,

    transparent and innovative organisation.

    We have built up sound knowledge of

    rainwater harvesting techniques.

    Robert Meerman, Senior Programme Officer

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    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

    Burkina Faso

    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
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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...
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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,...
Training Workshop on Community-based Integrated Water Resources Management and Rainwater Harvesting, Huye, Rwanda
By: RAIN editor | December 8th, 2016
On 23–28 October 2016, RAIN facilitated a training workshop on Community-based Integrated Water R...
Kickoff of the 4-year NUFFIC program in Mali
By: Robert Meerman | November 18th, 2016
In October 2016, I travelled with my colleagues Maarten van Heems and Rosine Tchemeu to Bamako in Ma...
RAIN supports WASH Alliance International Partners with Monitoring and Evaluation of their Projects
By: RAIN editor | November 11th, 2016
RAIN is partner of the WASH Alliance International (WAI) a consortium with over 100 partners worldwi...
Learning from Environmental Sustainability training program
By: RAIN editor | November 4th, 2016
“This training makes sense!” The WASH Alliance International (WAI), a consortium of Dutch NGO’...
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