International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage Commission Interationale des Irrigation et du Drainage

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

Concept Note ..... Notification



Strategy Themes: Schemes

(a) Promote rainwater harvesting as a natural, local, and efficient source of water in accordance with the key principles of Rainwater Harvesting;

(b) Conduct research and provide advice from a range of disciplines: rainwater harvesting, irrigation and agricultural practices including water management, land use planning, policy environments, and stormwater management;

(c) Provide Rainwater Harvesting Codes of Practice suitable for urban and agricultural water use.

Established : 2018

Chairman Message


Workshop Planned for Adelaide 2022

Workshop and Field Trip


Sl. No. Name Email Country Position
1 Dr. A.K. Randev ra************* India Member
2 Dr. Ahmet Seren as************* Turkey Member
3 Dr. Alok Sikka a.************* India Member
4 Mr. Bashu Dev Lohanee ba************* Nepal Member
5 Dr. Ding Kunlun kl************* China Member
6 Prof. (Ms.) Elena Bresci el************* Italy Member
7 Mr. Michael Smit mi************* Australia Member
8 Dato’ Ir. Hj. Nor Hisham Bin Mohd Ghazali hi************* Malaysia Member
9 Dr. Puspa Raj Khanal me************* India Member
10 Prof. Dr. Ragab Ragab ra************* United Kingdom Member
11 Dr. Ratan Chand Jain ra************* India Member
12 Dr. Vinod Kumar Tiwari vi************* India Member
13 Dr. Warren Helgason wa************* Canada Member
14 Dr. Yuan-Chien Lin yc************* Chinese Taipei Committee Member
15 Mr. Ahmet Gökberk Kurmuş ah************* Turkey Provisional Member
16 Prof. Dato' Dr. Nor Azazi Bin Zakari re************* Malaysia Provisional Member
17 Mr. Hasan Burak Yalçın hb************* Turkey Provisional Member
18 Dr. Shu Yuan Pan sy************* Chinese Taipei Committee Provisional Member





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