Domestic Rainwater Harvesting (DRWH) is increasingly being recognized as a flexible technology to address challenges in terms of access, equity and service for rural households around the world. However, only few cases exist where DRWH has made it into common practice. Thailand is one of these cases; in fact, it is the country with the highest percentage of people relying on rainwater as their main source of drinking water (currently about 40%).
In this webinar, Matthias Saladin (RWSN) presents the result of a recently conducted study on rainwater harvesting in Thailand ("Rainwater Harvesting in Thailand: Learning from the World Champions"), highlighting some of the factors which made the large-scale success of rainwater use in Thailand possible. The discussants, Jessica Salas (Philippine Watershed Management Coalition) and Ramesh Bohara (Coordinator for the Swiss WASH consortium in Asia), provide comments on the presentation and relate to different contexts. During the lively Q&A session, questions are discussed around why the success case of Thailand is so hard to replicate in other places and on the importance of the cultural and economic context.
For a summary of the Q&A session at the end of the webinar (PDF document), please follow this link: http://bit.ly/1NP2XJF