Rainwater harvesting is the accumulation and storage of rainwater for reuse on-site, rather than allowing it to run off. Rainwater can be collected from rivers or roofs, and in many places, the water collected is redirected to a deep pit (well, shaft, or borehole), a reservoir with percolation, or collected from dew or fog with nets or other tools. Its uses include water for gardens, livestock[ irrigation, domestic use with proper treatment, indoor heating for houses, etc. The harvested water can also be used as drinking water, longer-term storage, and for other purposes such as groundwater recharge
- Promote rainwater harvesting as a natural, local, efficient source of water in accordance with the Key Principles of Rainwater Harvesting.
- Provide research and advice from a range of disciplines to inform rainwater harvesting, irrigation and agricultural practices including water management, land use planning, policy environments, stormwater management and manufacturing.
- Provide Rainwater Harvesting Codes of Practice suitable for urban and agricultural use.
Established : 2018
|1||Mr. Geoff Harvey||Australia||Chair|
|2||Dr. R.C. Jain||India||Chair|
|3||Mr. Michael Smit||Australia||Member|
|4||Mr. Warren Helgason||Canada||Member|
|5||Mr. A.K. Randev||India||Member|
|6||Ms. Kathleen Murray||Australia||Member|
|7||Ir. Hj. Nor Hisham bin Mohd Ghazali||Malaysia||Member|
|8||Mr. Bashu Dev Lohanee||Nepal||Member|
|9||Mrs. Mary Jean M. Gabriel||South Africa||Member|
|10||Dr. Ragab Ragab||United Kingdom||Member|
|11||Prof. (Ms.) Elena Bresci||Italy||Provisional Member|
Water Harvesting and Recycling - Indian Experiences by V.N. Sharda, A.K. Sikka, J.S. Samra and Adlul Islam
Bali, Indonesia, 2019