The International Rainwater Catchment Systems
Association (IRCSA) aims to promote and advance rainwater catchment
systems technology with respect to planning, development, management,
science, technology, research and education worldwide; establish an
international forum for scientists, engineers, educators,
administrators and those concerned in this field; draft international
guidelines on this technology and update and disseminate information;
collaborate with and support international programmes.
It was founded August 1989 at the 4th
International Rainwater Cistern Systems Conference in Manila and
officially launched in August 1991 at the 5th conference in Taiwan. The
association has since run conferences every two years; in Kenya 1993,
China 1995, Iran Islamic Rep 1997, Brazil 1999, Germany 2001, Mexico
2003, India 2005, Australia 2007, Malasia 2009 and Taiwan, 2011, and China, 2013.
The primary objectives of IRCSA are:
- The promotion and advancement of Rainwater
Catchment Systems Technology with respect to planning, development,
management, science, technology, research and education world-wide.
- The establishment of an International forum for
scientists, engineers, educators, administrators and all others who
are, directly or indirectly, concerned in rainwater catchment system
programs to link all those working in this field so that information
and experiences can be shared.
- The drafting of international guidelines on the
use of Rainwater Catchment Systems technology and the updating and
dissemination of this information.
- The collaboration with and support of
International Programs in the field of Rainwater Catchment Systems
including co-operation with other organizations having activities in
- The support and continuation of the
International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference series.
This is an archived version of the site and is no longer being maintained. You can obtain information on recent and upcoming activities and on joining IRCSA by contacting the current Board (accurate as of 2014).