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Workshops, conferences and any other events related to rainwater harvesting, water conservation, online webinars, WASH etc

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Recent Research

Recent research on effectiveness of a RWHs for domestic non-potable use and the water demand of the community



Read and watch about Rainwater Harvesting Publication & Resources to identify existing rainwater harvesting practices


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.

Upcoming Events

Residential technician training program on rainwater harvesting and storage: Construction of the Sri Lankan ferro cement Pumpkin tank and Calabash tank of Malawi

Duration – 12th to 16th May 2023

Venue – Bandarawela, Sri Lanka

Mode Of Training – Classroom and on the Job

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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).

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 for SARNET.

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 ( 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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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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Become a Young Rainwater Champion

Register now for the SARNET Young Rainwater Harvesting Champions (an initiative of the South Asia Rainwater Harvesting Network -SARNET)
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Recent Research

Recent research offers you an array of insightful information on the effectiveness of rainwater harvesting systems for domestic non-potable use and the water demand of the community, climate change and water conservation etc.

India maintains its rank among the top-performing countries

A report, published by German-watch along with Climate Action Network (CAN) and New Climate Institute, was released November 10 on […]

Do you want to record how much it rains where you live?

In modern record-keeping, rainfall is measured by the amount in a given time period, usually hourly or daily. A few […]

Citizens of Pune decided to use rainwater to address water scarcity and erratic supply by the municipal

Depleting groundwater levels, acute water scarcity and inadequate and erratic municipal supply made the residents of Baner Pashan link road […]

Irony of climate change discourses

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties 27’s (CoP 27) Egyptian presidency on September 29, […]

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To ensure menstrual hygiene providing continued access to safe water is essential. Rainwater Harvesting systems can be used to provide access to water at the doorstep.
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Thank you #KanchanNepa#l for featuring the International Technician Training Programme on Rainwater Harvesting and Storage Systems
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In Nagpur, India temperature fluctuates from 5 to 50 degrees bringing in a range of challenges from depletion of water resources, lack of water resources for WASH facilities, reduced attendance of children in schools due to lack of water, and high temperature. This situation calls for diverse approaches and technologies to address water scarcity and regulate the temperature in the summer season. Mr. Nilesh Mankar an Engineer from Nagpur presents the success story of the “Green project at the 2nd international conference of SARNET. Watch the full story

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    South Asia Rainwater Network   We invite you to become a member of our network on RWH. Together we can certainly make a difference by supporting each other towards creating access to water for vulnerable population in the South Asian countries. Simply click the below link that you are interested in adding your organization to the network.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER