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French booklet out now: Water buffering for climate change adaptation

RAIN Foundation together with the 3R Consortium released the first 3R booklet in French. The book “Managing the Water Buffer for Development and Climate Change Adaptation” explores how to maximize the use of groundwater and rainwater, for development and climate change adaptation. It relies upon the so-called 3R approach, which focuses on the ‘recharge, retention… Read more

Why climb down a well?

A field trip to our project in the Sahel, in Northern Burkina Faso. We (that is Ousmane Diallo, Executive Secretary of VDS and myself) drive up to the commune of Takangounadje, Yagha Province, Northern Burkina Faso, the heart of the Sahel – a five hours drive from Ouagadougou. It is the beginning of March –… Read more

Seminar rainwater harvesting for mutiple use (MUS)

RAIN and IRHA have organised a 3 day seminar in Kaolack, Senegal between the 10th and the 12th of March 2014. The central theme was rainwater harvesting (RWH) for multiple use (MUS) and different themes such as drinking water, sanitation & hygiene and agriculture in relation to RWH were discussed with sustainability as a cross… Read more

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Increasing access to water

Microfinance offers promising opportunities enabling financially more sustainable rainwater harvesting projects and improving the livelihood of people living in water scarce areas through additional income from agriculture and other activities. The availability of water through rain water harvesting can indeed lead to additional income and therefore provides opportunities to move away from subsidy-driven programs. This… Read more

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Young Expert position in Mali

To support RAIN’s program in Mali, we are looking for a suitable candidate to prepare a YEP application with. The main purpose of a Young Expert position would be twofold: for technical support on 3R to local partner organizations and the implementation of current projects in Mali; to look for funding possibilities and prepare proposals… Read more

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BRACED for WUMP3R in Nepal and Pakistan – The inception meeting

This is it! We finally get together, and start off for real. Last October, a frantic three-week writing, skyping, rewriting and editing in response to DFID’s call for proposals for the Building resilience and adaptation to climate extremes and disasters  (BRACED) programme had set out the contours of our partnership to upscale WUMP3R in Nepal… Read more

RAIN advice

Let's talk!

So you’d like people to have access to water – or, more specifically, to rainwater. And for this, you want to set up your own project or programme. In fact, you might have already started one! Sooner or later, though, you’ll encounter challenges. We’d like to help you to tackle them.

RAIN brings 10 years of hands-on experience to the table when it comes to rainwater harvesting. We have extensive knowledge to complement this experience. We can also give you access to a wide international network of implementers, policymakers, networkers, experts and other partners.

Feel free to ask

If you want to know how to design, coordinate, manage, monitor, evaluate and/or promote your initiative on rainwater harvesting, sit down with us and discuss the possibilities.

In whatever stage your project or programme may be, we’ll gladly stand by your side and provide insights and solutions. Call or email us and het the  advice you want on topics like:

  • programme design & management;
  • programme and project support;
  • technical support;
  • programme and project monitoring & evaluation;
  • network facilitation;
  • lobbying and promoting.

Want to know more?
Contact us by phone or email.

RAIN intelligence

Let's learn!

What do you know about using or reusing rainwater as a safe water source? Through us, you’ll find relevant practical and theoretical knowledge. You can join our knowledge sharing networks. And you can make use of our extensive database, as well as our manuals, publications and tools. Do you have something to share as well? Then get in contact with us and become part of our network.

We offer our 10 years of experience in developing tools, providing training, and implementing technologies and projects. We link theory with our own practice. We also have an extensive network of knowledge institutes, universities, practitioners and decision makers. You can become part of this network and all the valuable insights its members have. We’ve developed new approaches, tools, technologies and projects through this network – and you can join us!

Exchange knowledge
Call or email us and we'll give you access to, for instance:

  • guest lectures and course development;
  • training packages;
  • publications (manuals, guidelines, best practices);
  • knowledge partners and experts;
  • tools, technologies and projects.

Want to know more?
Contact us by phone or email.

RAIN implementation

Let's act!

So you understand the problem of insufficient and unsafe water supplies. And you not only believe that we have the knowledge, experience and network required to find a solution, but also want to support us in implementing that solution. Let’s talk about what you and RAIN can achieve together.

Ever since 2003, our expert knowledge and managerial skills have proven useful for international programmes and projects on rainwater harvesting. In the meantime, we have increased our efficiency and effectiveness, strengthened our local and international partner network, and gained valuable hands-on experience in applying and integrating rainwater in programmes.

Support our activities

By supporting RAIN and its partner organisations, you will have the opportunity to work on a more sustainable and effective way to increase access to water, thus supporting healthy lives and environments. Among our concrete activities, which have proven to be effective, are:

  • programme and project design & management;
  • programme and project coordination;
  • programme and project monitoring & evaluation;
  • lobbying and promoting.

Do you want to know how you can support us?
Go to this page to donate directly or contact us by phone or email. We'll be happy to discuss all the possibilities with you.