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.

    Basja Jantowski, Senior Programme Officer


    My work at RAIN enables me to pursue one

    of my greatest passions:

    To ensure successful cooperation between

    people from different cultures and backgrounds.

    Margherita Tinti, Programme Officer for 

    West Africa


    Rainwater for food security. Become part of it.

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

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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.

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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:
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PRESS RELEASE: Unlocking the Potential of Rainwater – Full proceedings of the International Symposium 2015 in Ethiopia
By: Irma van Oostrum | July 17th, 2015
The Press Release AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS (July 17, 2015) — Rainwater harvesting can have a...
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Nepal Damage Assessment on Rainwater Harvesting systems
By: Linda Bogaert | June 29th, 2015
The earthquake on the 25th of April 2015 and the many aftershocks afterwards had a devastating effec...
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First International Rainwater Harvesting Symposium held in Ethiopia
By: RAIN editor | June 18th, 2015
From the 1st of June until the 12th of June 2015, the first International Rainwater Harvesting Sympo...
Illustrated story: Bulu Gufu Water Management Committee
By: RAIN editor | June 15th, 2015
Laura Eggens, the designer of the booklet Rainwater Champions – Stories from Ethiopia, Kenya a...
Photo film
Video about Rainwater Harvesting in Peru – Ccatca
By: RAIN editor | June 8th, 2015
We would like to share a video about a successful experience of rainwater harvesting for food securi...
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Video on 3R/RWH techniques in Burkina Faso
By: RAIN editor | June 4th, 2015
We would like to share with you a short movie on 3R/RWH techniques in Northern Burkina Faso. We prod...
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Read @bazoucoul blog in French: Le CECEP participe au Symposium International @rainfoundation bit.ly/1Ikqe7B Retweeted by RAINfoundation
PRESS RELEASE: Unlocking the Potential of Rainwater- Full Proceedings of the International Symposium 2015 in Ethiopia bit.ly/1CGN7BE
The first International Rainwater Harvesting Symposium was a big success! Read here a short summary @Elsabijn bit.ly/1SsRSCq
The designer of the booklet Rainwater Champions, turned one of the stories into an ‘illustrated story‘ bit.ly/1TnDJHZ
Watch here a video about Rainwater Harvesting in Peru – Ccatca in Spanish. The English version will follow soon! bit.ly/1FKsbo0 Retweeted by RAINfoundation
Watch here a short movie on 3R/RWH techniques (in English and French) in Northern Burkina Faso bit.ly/1M74IlG!
‘Assessing damage & WASH Status in Gorkha, Nepal, using #Akvo FLOW’ by #Akvo’s @jigmylama bit.ly/1FoaAlJ Retweeted by RAINfoundation
The booklet Rainwater champions is our now! Read the online version here bit.ly/1RuP5rS
Register now for the webinar on Thursday 28 May: Supply Chain Development and Private Sector Engagement bit.ly/1RkdCQp Retweeted by RAINfoundation
The final programme of The Rainwater Harvesting Symposium from 1-12 June in Ethiopia is online! bit.ly/1GrNS1g
From the well or from the sky? Read now @maartenvanheems blog on bit.ly/1FE1gQR Retweeted by RAINfoundation
@WASHalliance is looking for a Programme / Fundraising Officer WASH Alliance bit.ly/1QANxvT
Attend today's webinar on RWH: Financial modelling & business case development,13:00–14:00 BST, register now through bit.ly/1Fxahdc
Inspirational news item about the success of a community based #RWH in #Tigray, #Ethiopia on BBC news bbc.in/1DZOZDN
RAIN is looking for a consultant for an external evaluation of RAINs programmes under the Dutch @WASHalliance bit.ly/1QnTPzX