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

    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.

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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.

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:
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Sustainability Marketplace
Invitation Sustainability Marketplace, 3 November 2015
By: RAIN editor | October 2nd, 2015
How can we solve the big challenges in water, food and energy together? And how can we accelerate ou...
Recommendations for Ploumen’s New Commitment on Water and Sanitation
By: RAIN editor | October 2nd, 2015
26 civil society organisations have joined hands and have sent 11 recommendations to Minister Ploume...
Newsletter RAIN September 2015
By: RAIN editor | September 18th, 2015
Read our newsletter of September 2015 here....
Annual Report
Annual Report RAIN 2014
By: RAIN editor | September 18th, 2015
This Annual Report sheds light on RAIN’s progress made in 2014. 2014 has been a very exciting year...
Outcome Measurement in Nepal
By: Basja Jantowski | September 4th, 2015
As RAIN’s programme is ending this year in Nepal, all projects will be part of an outcome measurem...
University of Florence organizes an International Online Course on “Water Harvesting for water management in rural areas”
By: RAIN editor | August 28th, 2015
The course is designed for those involved in the field of land and water development and protection,...
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