RainWater Cambodia was established in October 2003 through a collaboration of Cambodian and foreign nationals. Their common bond was a concern for the health of people in Cambodia, especially women and children. Access to clean drinking water and improved sanitation are clear priorities for improved health and that is why RainWater Cambodia focuses on these areas. Wherever possible we build on the strengths of traditional practices - such as rain water collection - but do so in a way which manages the risks associated with traditional methods such as preventing mosquitoes from breeding in the tank and preventing contamination from humans and animals.
To date we estimate that RainWater Cambodia has assisted over 300,000 people to access safer drinking water through formalised rainwater harvesting!
RainWater Cambodia operates as a non-government, not for profit organisation which does not serve the interests of any political party. RainWater Cambodia was established according to the requirements of the Royal Government of Cambodia and has been registered with the appropriate Government departments. We have also recently received NGO GPP certification which provides an even higher level of confidence for our donors and partners who continue to support our work.
Research Paper and Award
RainWater Cambodia are well known as experts of the RainWater Harvesting formalization inrural Cambodia based on a research paper developed by Mr. Pheng Kea (Executive Director)called RWH rainwater harvesting sustainability study. The main findings help RWC improveits program technically and to build its capacity. This research paper is certified and alignsclosely with the sustainability program run by our partner Water AID International based in Cambodia. Another research paper was conducted on “Roof harvesting: Community perception of traditional rainwater harvesting”. The draft report has been made; key finding and recommendation significantly provide RWC and its partner in good development of the implementation strategy and promotion at scale.
RWC has won the ENERGY GLOBE NATIONAL AWARD 2016 from Austria for it’s project in Rainwater harvesting formalization in rural Cambodia. This award is much appreciated by RWC to continue to work towards our vision of ‘All Citizens in Cambodia can access clean water and sanitation equitable’.