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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




Estd : 2018



  1. Promote rainwater harvesting as a natural, local, efficient source of water in accordance with the Key Principles of Rainwater Harvesting.
  2. 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.
  3. Provide Rainwater Harvesting Codes of Practice suitable for urban and agricultural use.
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Name Country Membership
Mr. Geoff Harvey  Australia Chairman (2018)
Mr. Michael Smit  Australia Member
3 Ms. Kathleen Murray – Young Professional Australia Member
4 Mr. Warren Helgason  Canada  Member
5 Dr. A.K. Randev, Chairman, Working Group on Sustainable On-farm Irrigation System Development  India  Member
6 Dr. R.C. Jain India  Member
7 Mr. Hisham Ghazali  Malaysia Member
8 Mr. Bashu Dev Lohanee  Nepal Member
9 Ms. Mary Jean Gabriel, Chair, Working Group on Irrigation Development and Management  South Africa Member
10 Dr. Ragab Ragab, Chairman, Working Group on Water and Crops  United Kingdom  Member
11 Dr. Puspa Raj Khanal (FAO)    Member
Er. Ashwin B Pandya, Secretary General, ICID  India Member
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