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Rain Water Harvesting
In this section of the website you will find a collection of RainWater Cambodia’s print and television interviews and media releases.
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Many of the pages listed here contain technical information on how to construct your own rain water harvesting system. If it is the first time for you to tackle a project like this we would always recommend that you seek assistance from someone with appropriate training and knowledge, especially when constructing large tanks. The links contained in this section of our website are to independent organisations and as such the views and opinions do not necessarily reflect those of RainWater Cambodia.
If you come across any other good websites – or dead links below- please use the contact us page to let us know so that we can update this page and continue to spread information regarding water, sanitation and development to everyone.
Rain Water Harvesting Links:
- Rainwater Harvesting and Purification System – A case study is given to understand the basic process of collection and use of rainwater.
- Rainwater Harvesting Forum – This is a free and open forum for discussion of rainwater harvesting as an alternative source of water for household, garden and rainfed farming needs.
- rwhdigest.com – Online digest promoting sustainable water management practices. Includes articles, case studies, discussion forum and instructions for establishing collection systems.
- RWH on India Water Portal – India Water Portal has a comprehensive section on Rainwater Harvesting which includes case studies, courses, movies and policies.
- The rainwater glossary – Information about and pictures of the components used in building a rainwater harvesting system – Australian content
- Water Storage – Information about water Storage and other ecological systems for water supply, including rainwater harvesting
- HarvestH2O.com – Online rainwater harvesting community.
- Homeowner’s guide to rainfall – Instructional website for urban home-based rainwater harvesting.
- International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA) – International alliance created at the Johannesburg World Summit on sustainable development.
- International Rainwater Catchment Association (IRCSA) – International organization on rainwater harvesting.
- Rainwaterclub.org – Rainwater harvesting in India
- Rainwater Harvesting – Texas A&M University Extension
- Rainwaterharvesting.org – Making water everybody’s business.
- Appropedia:Rainwater – Articles and project descriptions on Appropedia, the sustainability wiki, for project and how-to content.
- Australian Rainwater Industry Development group – An association for the promotion and development of innovation in rainwater harvesting.
- RAINfoundation.org – Rainwater Harvesting Implementation Network : focuses on field implementation of small-scale rainwater harvesting projects
- www.sanitation2008.org – The official site for the International Year of Sanitation. The materials in the kit are posted here.
- www.wsscc.org – The site of the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council. WSSCC, established by UN mandate
and hosted by WHO, has a track record of almost two decades in networking and advocacy.
- http://hdr.undp.org/en/reports/global/hdr2006 – On this site, you can access the Human Development Report 2006, which focuses on water and sanitation.
- www.globalhandwashing.org – This site of the global public-private partnership for hand-washing is an excellent source of good practices.
- www.irc.nl – The IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre website. IRC facilitates the sharing, promotion, and use of knowledge so that governments, professionals, and organisations can better support poor people’s access to water and sanitation services.
- www.sanicon.net – Sanitation Connection is an online information resource on sanitation managed by a network of water and sanitation organisations.
- www.schoolsanitation.org – This is a toolkit on hygiene, sanitation and water in schools.
- www.unicef.org/wes/index.html – UNICEF’s water, environment, and sanitation programme site. UNICEF works in more than 90 countries around the world to improve water supplies and sanitation facilities in schools and communities and to promote safe hygiene practices.
- www.wateraid.org – WaterAid is an international charity working in 17 countries. Its mission is to overcome poverty by enabling the world’s poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education.
- www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/en – The water, sanitation, and health site of the World Health Organization. WHO works on aspects of water, sanitation, and hygiene where the health burden is high, where interventions could make a major difference, and where the present state of knowledge is poor.
- www.wsp.org – The website of the Water and Sanitation Program, an international partnership to help the poor gain sustained access to improved water supply and sanitation services.
- www.wssinfo.org/en/welcome.html – This is the site of the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water and Sanitation; it has the latest internationally approved data on access to sanitation at the national level.
- www.unhabitat.org/categories.asp?catid=270 – UN-HABITAT’s Water and Sanitation programme website: the programme aims at improving access to safe water and providing adequate sanitation to millions of low-income urban dwellers.
- www.worldtoilet.org – This is the website of the World Toilet Organization, a network of 91 member organisations from 46 countries which aims to bring the neglected issue of toilets and sanitation to the forefront.
- Engineers Without Borders Australia- Engineers Without Borders Australia website
- Ideas for Development – A Blog from the heads of International Development Agencies
- Failed Expectations, Or What Is Behind the Marshall Plan for Post-Socialist Reconstruction – By Tanya Narozhna
- Centre for International Development – Nijmgen
- Centre for International Development – Harvard University
- Assortis.com – Tender alert service informing you of newly published development aid tenders and procurement opportunities relevant to an organisations core areas of business activity by sector, region, and funding agency.
- Making Aid Work – Abhijit Banerjee & Ruimin He, MIT, 2003, (Full text).
- AiDA – Accessible information on development activities.
- Development Gateway – Aid effectiveness topic page.
- Development Gateway – Special report on aid harmonization.
- Development Aid, Humanitarian Assistance and Emergency Relief – Håkan Malmqvist (2000), Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden.
- The International Aid System 2005–2010 Forces For and Against Change – Andrew Rogerson with Adrian Hewitt and David Waldenberg (2004), ODI Working Paper 235.
- Millions Saved – A compilation of case studies of successful foreign assistance by the Center for Global Development.
- Aidharmonisation.org – Working towards greater aid effectiveness.
- The Development Executive Group – A source for international development tenders and procurements and foreign aid relief news from 80 major donor agencies.
- German Development Institute – the German think tank of development aid.
- The US and Foreign Aid Assistance – Globalissues.org looks at issues such as aid targets, and numbers, the effectiveness of aid, and the politics of aid, etc.
- European Network on Debt and Development – Brings together NGOs from across Europe to monitor the impact of aid on poverty, produce research and conduct advocacy.
- African Voices – A project aimed at improving EC Development Aid to Africa, through bringing African civil society voices to policy makers in Europe.
- Euforic – Makes information on Europe’s development cooperation more accessible.