June 2nd, 2017By: RAIN editor

Mid 2017 the WASH Alliance International (WAI) will start a 5-year program in Northern Uganda. As part of a set of sustainability principles the WASH alliance maintains, this program aims to approach WASH from a catchment perspective. This report outlines the opportunities to integrate WASH in Northern Uganda from a catchment perspective and offers ideas… Read more

How to Enhance Fresh Water Availability in Bangladesh?

In Bangladesh, due to high salinity in surface and groundwater, people are facing acute water crisis in many areas of the coastal region, especially during the dry season from December to May. Rain water harvesting options such as groundwater recharge, soil moisture storage, closed storage tanks and open surface reservoirs offer opportunities to enhance the… Read more

5 Lessons Every WASH Professional Should Learn

On World Water Day, the WASH Alliance International –  of which RAIN is a founding member –  presented 5 key lessons every WASH professional should learn to really start realising Sustainable Development. Goal 6: “Universal access to water and sanitation” Without a doubt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) should be on top of the agendas… Read more

‘Rainwater4Sale’ – Testing and Validating a Business Case for Rainwater Harvesting for Sale, Uganda

Starting the last quarter of 2016 RAIN collaborates with the Uganda Rainwater Association (URWA) to implement a pilot project aimed to validate a business case whereby money either ‘collected from selling rainwater’ or ‘saved as a result of not-buying water’ is used to post-finance the construction of rainwater harvesting installations. The project targets rural growth… Read more

Catchment Management Planning in Lokok and Lokere, Karamoja & Teso regions, North Eastern Uganda

On October 13, 2016 we informed you about the process RAIN has been supporting since June 2016: planning how water and related resources should be managed in an integrated way, at catchment level, and supporting the establishment of institutions (Catchment Management Organizations, CMOs) to oversee and coordinate implementation of the plans. The process, implemented by… Read more

Unlocking the Potential of Rainwater Harvesting Practises in Bangladesh

Due to high salinity in surface and groundwater and natural arsenic pollution, people in the coastal region of Bangladesh, are facing water crisis in many areas and are looking for alternatives. In Bangladesh coastal region rainfall in the monsoon season is abundant, but almost absent during the dry season, leading to water scarcity for households… Read more

Better Decision-Making about Large Dams with a View to Sustainable Development

We provided the ad hoc secretary for a working group to develop an advice to the Dutch government on better decision making about large dams. The purpose of this advice is to provide updated insights to enable discussion on the options and instruments available for a donor, like DGIS, to contribute to more sustainable decision-making… Read more

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