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.


    The Rainwater Harvesting Symposium

    in Ethiopia

    Addis Ababa & Dire Dawa 1 - 12 June 2015

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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.

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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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BBC Tigray
The Great Success of a Truly Community based RWH for Resilience initiative in Tigray, Ethiopia
By: RAIN editor | April 24th, 2015
Read here an inspirational news item on the BBC website about the great success of a truly community...
RAIN is looking for a consultant for an external evaluation of RAINs programmes under the Dutch WASH Alliance.
By: Linda Bogaert | April 21st, 2015
RAIN is looking for a consultant to carry out an external evaluation (between May and September) of ...
Terraced fields Ethiopia
Agriculture: Increase water harvesting in Africa
By: RAIN editor | March 24th, 2015
Meeting global food needs requires strategies for storing rainwater and retaining soil moisture to b...
Rajendra Singh
‘Water man of India’ Rajendra Singh bags top prize
By: RAIN editor | March 24th, 2015
An award known as “the Nobel Prize for water” has been given to an Indian campaigner who...
Amar Bahadur Rana9
Rainwater belongs to everyone: publication in OneWorld
By: RAIN editor | March 10th, 2015
We are not always happy in The Netherlands when it is raining; in other places on earth people pray ...
Symposium Ethiopia 2015
The Rainwater Harvesting Symposium 2015 in Ethiopia
By: Irma van Oostrum | March 6th, 2015
In order to address the need for information on rainwater, RAIN, SearNet and AFRHINET are organising...
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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
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Watch an interesting experience of water raising (water harvesting) in the Andes of Peru bit.ly/1NwK7fO @EdwinAndesRain Retweeted by RAINfoundation
Blog: L’eau de Pluie ne représente pas un danger pour ses consommateurs! Now online on bit.ly/1Cz7hGN @bazoucoul Retweeted by RAINfoundation
Read now a blog about the famous CECEP World Water Day 2015 on bit.ly/1FlHBV9 @bazoucoul Retweeted by RAINfoundation
Read now a blog (in French) about the history of RWH from Yacouba Diallo, Mali @Helvetas bit.ly/1O4Dcr3 Retweeted by RAINfoundation
Please note the next RAIN-RWSN webinar will be this Thursday! Register on bit.ly/1Fxahdc Retweeted by RAINfoundation
Agriculture: Increase water harvesting in Africa, read the full article on bit.ly/1Hzl0Fg Retweeted by RAINfoundation
‘Water man of India’ Rajendra Singh bags top prize, read more on bit.ly/1BoUDtz
Register before the 31st of March for the RWH Symposium in Ethiopia! For more information and how to register bit.ly/1C7dtZw
Read now the blog of Abdouramane Diallo from Burkina Faso on bit.ly/1EE7cmK Retweeted by RAINfoundation
For those who couldn't attend the RWSN-RAIN Webinar yesterday, a recording is now available on bit.ly/1Ccp0Z4 Retweeted by RAINfoundation
Attend today's webinar on Rainfed Agriculture & Flood Based Farming, 13:00–14:00 GMT, accessible for everyone through bit.ly/1HcV7rN Retweeted by RAINfoundation
Rainwater belongs to everyone: collect and use rainwater in a properly way. Read the full article of @oneworldnl bit.ly/18WtU1a
The @rainwater4food newsletter March 2015 has been sent! Read our newsletter here bit.ly/1MnMs6E Retweeted by RAINfoundation
Read @RubikaShrestha blog about @WUMP3R orientation workshop for Nepal on bit.ly/1BoU7Pa Retweeted by RAINfoundation
Elke druppel telt. De @rainfoundation helpt wereldwijd systemen aan te leggen om regenwater te oogsten. bit.ly/18WtU1a Retweeted by RAINfoundation