Rain water can be harvested by individuals and house-holds, to farmers, industries and communities. The methods and use differ greatly. The current water storage capacities are not sufficient to allow people to compensate for hydrological changes. By optimising water availability, and more specifically, by making water available during times that it is needed the most, more flexibility is created. Platforms to gain or share ideas on more and reliable water harvesting and storage:
- http://www.harvesth2o.com/ - HarvestH2o.com is dedicated to the advancement of sustainable water management practices for individuals, families, communities, and businesses.
- https://dgroups.org/rwsn/rainwater - The Rainwater Harvesting group is a space to share experiences and best practice on rainwater harvesting technology and management practices. Become a member before you can see the content.
- http://akvopedia.org/wiki/Water_Portal_/_Rainwater_Harvesting - Sharing projects, approaches, and applications of tools, technologies and innovations
- http://www.bebuffered.com - The 3R organization is a group of complementary partners that closely work together to successfully upscale this promising approach. 3R is open source platform always looking for interesting partners with innovative solutions and approach.
- http://www.rural-water-supply.net/en/ - The Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) is the global network of professionals and practitioners working to raise standards of knowledge and evidence, technical and professional competence, practice and policy in rural water supply and so fulfil the vision of sustainable rural water services for all. RWSN places a very strong emphasis on innovation, documentation, research and capacity building.
- http://www.thewaterchannel.tv - TheWaterChannel was launched in 2009, with a rather simple objective: build an open resource with video-based material on water management – available online and as long as the digital divide persists offline.
- http://www.rainfoundation.org/tool-pages/ - This page leads to the different tools: The Rainwater wiki, a knowledge library on Tools, Technologies and Innovation Pilots, all specifically about rainwater harvesting, The RAIN is GAIN a tool that shows how RWH can contribute to sustainable water supply. The WASH guide, this information page will give insights in the various factors at play between the environment and WASH interventions.
- http://www.rain4food.net/ - Via our online community of rainwater harvesting and agricultural experts for food security, you will be able to share knowledge and experiences with people and organisations from different sectors such as NGO, government or private. You can get in touch with them directly; from the expert working in water supply and the company struggling with sufficient water for food production in developing countries, to the government official aiming to include sustainable water supply into policies.