March 21st, 2018By: Rain editor

Refugee settlements in northwestern Uganda are making growing demands on water resources. Development partners have installed water infrastructure (and continue to do so), but several reports indicate that in addition to the infrastructure being overwhelmed by the influx of new refugees, the institutional capacity for its management in the long term is limited. The resulting… Read more

Update SPONGE City Kajiado program

Kajiado town is situated in Kajiado County, one of the 47 counties in Kenya. Kajiado town (16.000 inhabitants, in 2013) faces a number of serious water challenges, both in runoff management as well as in water supply. To overcome the water issues in Kajiado town interventions, such as infiltration pits/galleries, flow gardens, parks, wetlands as… Read more

Rain for Sale in Rwanda!

Based on a successful pilot in Uganda, we have launched a new and innovative concept in Rwanda during the last week of July 2017. The Rain 4 Sales (R4$) concept tests the business case for selling stored (rain)water by local entrepreneurs and/or community cooperatives in Rwanda. With my colleague from Uganda, James W. Kisekka, and… Read more

€59 million for achieving Sustainable Development Goals

€59 million for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Nepal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The WASH SDG Consortium to contribute to sustainable improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for all. Amsterdam, 28 June 2017 – The WASH SDG Consortium – WASH Alliance International (WAI), consisting of Simavi (lead), Amref, Akvo, RAIN, WASTE,… Read more

Annemieke Beekmans in Down to Earth Magazine June 2017

Annemieke Beekmans has been interviewed about RAIN, a programme of Aidenvironment, by Down to Earth Magazine, an initiative of Milieudefensie. Click here to read the article. Click here to read the full magazine.   Read more

IWRM Context Analysis of Aswa Catchment, Northern Uganda

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

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