Focusing on field action
RAIN focuses on field implementation of rainwater harvesting structures by exploring, enhancing and optimising local rainwater harvesting technologies and establishing & strengthening local capacity. The projects are focused on low-cost and appropriate materials and technologies adapted to local conditions.
Selecting areas with optimal impact
RAIN initiates rainwater harvesting projects primarily in so-called 'type 3 areas'. Within these areas, people have no access to surface water, have low or no borehole or spring potential, and / or suffer from restrictions due to poor water quality. In these areas rainwater harvesting is often the only solution to water scarcity.
RAIN ensures sustainability within its projects through a demand driven, service oriented and participatory approach. All expertise is locally developed & strengthened and local ownership is the base of all projects.
To support its core skills and to increase the effectiveness of its approach, RAIN strongly emphasizes the exchange of knowledge and expertise. Dissemination of information ensures that expertise & best practices reach RAIN’s network and stakeholders. Contributing to broader programs, RHCCs facilitate the implementation and promotion of rainwater harvesting projects throughout the country.
Contributing to broader programs
The national capacity centres facilitate the implementation of rainwater harvesting projects throughout the country. Rainwater harvesting projects are best embedded in an integrated approach to managing water resources. The RHCC’s create alliances and partnerships to expand program impact and rainwater harvesting awareness.