Find out what the 3R approach of retaining, recharging and re-using water can do for the environment

June 10th, 2016By: Rain editor

Water Recharge, Retention and Reuse (3R) interventions make it possible to provide water of acceptable quality in areas where this is difficult otherwise, due to natural pollution or absence of storage capacity. 3R tackles both the increasing uncertainty in water availability and land degradation.


The 3R approach and its environmental benefits


In their attempts to contribute in pro-poor development aid and climate change adaption, several organizations joined forces to develop the 3R approach. The approach not only provides safe water for domestic use by rural communities, there are environmental benefits too.

The 3R approach:

– protects ecosystems
– reduces erosion
– waters life stock
– prevents landslides
– avoids flooding

Join our environmental efforts and connect to the 3R network


RAIN invites you to share your ideas and collaborate in their ongoing projects. Interested? Check out this publication that demonstrates how in different circumstances better management of local water buffers can make a huge difference. Also: don’t hesitate to contact RAIN.