Everyone deserves access to a sustainable source of clean water at home, no matter how remote their community.

WaterHarvest is a UK not for profit.

What we do

We’re a UK not for profit organization working with rural communities in India to help them to build rainwater harvest structures to collect, filter and store rainwater, giving them clean water at home all year round. 


We teach new skills and share our knowledge and experience, so that local communities can adapt their ancient water harvest techniques, giving access to clean, sustainable sources of water all year round.


We’re a small, agile, innovative organization using the latest technologies and thinking to deliver cost-effective programmes that create long-term value and impact for the communities that we serve.

Provide clean drinking water

We teach communities to build covered, underground water tanks, generally made from stone, brick or cement. Once constructed, they collect and store rainwater from artificially prepared catchments that surround the tank. 

Promote land regeneration

We help to build chaukas, a system of bunds and trenches hold the rain and allow it to percolate down and rejuvenate the land.

Harvest roof rainwater

Roof rainwater harvesting systems channel the rain from the roof through guttering and pipes into an underground cement tank. This provides clean water all year round at home for a family.

Improve crop irrigation

With an irrigation system, a farmer can increase the yield from his crops and also reduce the amount of time he needs to spend farming.

How you've helped

Your generosity means that :

1.2 billion litres of water are harvested annually as a result of our work

1,933 villages now have access to clean water

Over 2 million people have indirectly benefitted from our work

32 Years Of Experience

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We will stay true to our values

We will ensure your donation has maximum impact by remaining lean, efficient, agile and innovative. We will completely respect your privacy and will not share any details. We will answer any questions you have honestly and transparently. We will deliver cost effective programmes that create long term value and impact for those who need it most, regardless of gender, religion, race or caste.

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