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The International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance

By 6 years ago
Categories Fiji Islands

GVI Fiji is now a registered member of the International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance.
Who they are:
Empowering the Rainwater Harvesting Movement

The International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA) was created in Geneva in November 2002 following recommendations formulated during the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg two months earlier. The mandate called for federation and unification of the disparate rainwater harvesting (RWH) movement around the world, to promote rainwater as a valuable water resource and to build on achievements in this field for the fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals.

In partnership with the most eminent organisations and individuals in the field, the IRHA provides a lobbying and advocacy platform for RWH. It supports the growth of RWH solutions to water supply problems. It also provides a forum for its members to work together or share experiences, and thus for the benefit of people living with water scarcity.

The IRHA Vision and Mission

The IRHA vision is a large use of rainwater in every field of life.

The IRHA mission is to promote Rainwater Harvesting as a tool for climate change adaptation and as a water resource which should be viewed in the framework of the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)’

(excerpts from http://www.irha-h2o.org)

What does our membership mean?

As IRHA members GVI and GVI volunteers are part of an international movement to solve water supply problems globably through the promotion of rainwater harvesting technology. As part of this global intiative GVI and The Yasawa Trust Foundation have access to the most up to date information and studies on rainwater catchments. As an organisation we are very happy to be able to put our work here in the Yasawas into a global context!

Visit www.irha-h20.org for more details.