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Welcome To South Asia Rainwater Network

The Regional Network aims

  • Functioning as a repository of information and experience on rainwater harvesting, networking with organizations/institutions, private sector, and individual experts in the South Asia Region.
  • Strengthening a regional rainwater network to coordinate the identification and evaluation for RWH technologies with the purpose of promoting best practices in rainwater management.
  • Supporting effective advocacy towards governments and donor agencies.

South Asia Rainwater Network

RESIDENTIAL CERTIFICATED TRAINING PROGRAM TO CONSTRUCT FERRO CEMENT (PUMPKIN SHAPED) RAINWATER HARVESTING TANK

Registrations Closed

Course Dates : 05th to 10th October 2022

Duration : 5 days

Venue : Badulla, Sri Lanka

Mode of training : Classroom and on the job

Who Can Apply : Female and male (20 to 45 years) construction industry technicians/ masons from South Asia

Course Fee : US$ 110 (does not include air ticket)

Application Deadline : Registration is Closed

The Climate-resilient business model of Elpitiya Plantations a large tea production company in Sri Lanka featured in the SARNET 10th webinar receives a prestigious award from the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

Managed by Aitken Spence Plantation Management PLC since 1997, Elpitiya Plantations owns 13 estates and 17 factories producing tea and other diversified crops. The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (https://island.lk/elpitiya-plantations-recognised-for-best-sustainability-project-go-green-and-beyond/)recognised the efforts of this organisation to reduce the environmental and water footprint of the ‘Go Green and Beyond’ initiative by awarding the prestigious Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2021.

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Votes for rainwater harvesting; an election candidate of Kathmandu in Nepal proposes rainwater harvesting as a measure to supply water to the communities not reached by the main supply

Mr. Balen Shah is a Rapper/Structural Engineer by Profession. He is a popular candidate for Mayor (Chair of Kathmandu Metropolitan City) in the local election. While giving an interview to a national televisions, a television channel he stated that even though the municipal water supply is fully functional there is an acute water problem in Kathmandu city. About 3% of the population will be still out of municipal water supply reach. This can be overcome or solved by applying Rainwater Harvesting Technology. Mr. Shah also spoke about recharging ponds to restore traditional water points/sources.  -Courtesy Kanchan Nepal

https://www.youtube.com/clip/UgkxiQf8XxkRlEgYiMfSMQE0STHSUw6zpopL for SARNET.

Linking South Asian communities with a solution to a common problem

Sri Lankan mason shows how to construct pumpkin-shaped rainwater harvesting tank to masons in water-scarce Begnas region in Nepal
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Pumpkin-shaped rainwater tank popular in Sri Lanka to be adopted for Nepal Blue Schools Project

Blue Schools project of Kanchan Nepal constructs the Pumpkin shaped rainwater harvesting tank. Masons of Nepal were trained on constructing pumpkin-shaped rainwater tanks by Malkanthi a Sri Lankan lady mason trained by the Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum and facilitated by Kanchan Nepal and supported by the International Rainwater Harvesting AllianceiIRHA).

https://sarainwater.org/story-of-sri-lankan-female-mason-in-nepal-constructing-rwh-tank/

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United Nations 2023 Water Conference

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