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The Importance of Community Action

14 June

June 8th to 16th is The Great Big Green Week.

It is the biggest celebration of community-led action tackling climate change and protecting nature. 2022 saw over 250,000 people get involved!

Community action is the combined efforts of individuals, organisations and businesses and can produce hugely positive results, especially when focusing on issues of climate change and sustainability.

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Water Saving Week 2024

14 May

Hosted by WaterWise, this annual event celebrates its 8th year, rallying individuals, households, and communities to take action in conserving water resources. In this post, we delve into the significance of Water Saving Week, explore the challenges of water scarcity in the UK, and provide practical tips for everyday people to make a difference.

The Flood Resilient Garden

The Flood Resilient Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

07 May

We are thrilled to have worked on The Flood Resistent Garden featuring at this years Chelsea Flower Show in collaboration with Flood Re, Dr Ed Barsley and Naomi Slade. Our experienced team provided technical expertise assisting in the creation process to help simulate a real garden experience in relation to rainwater capture and tank release.

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World Water Day 2024

20 March

March 22 marks an important date on the global calendar – World Water Day. This day serves as a poignant reminder of the invaluable resource that sustains life on our planet: water. As we acknowledge World Water Day, it’s crucial to reflect on the significance of water conservation and the collective efforts required to ensure its availability for future generations.

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Embracing Sustainable Living: New Homes Week and the Future of Eco-Friendly Living

14 February

February 26th to March 4th is known as New Homes Week. Find out more below!

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Empowering Communities: The Rise of Collective Rainwater Management Projects

12 January

In a world where water scarcity is a growing concern, communities around the globe are turning to innovative solutions to secure their water supply and provide a more sustainable future for water resources.

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What is Rainwater Management?

27 December 2023

Rainwater management is about making smart and sustainable choices when it comes to rainwater - it can be as simple as collecting and storing rainwater!

SuDS Success in Eastbourne!

06 December 2023

Nick Couzens our Education Consultant has been incredibly busy in recent months working on an exciting project! We spoke with him recently to find out what he has been up to and some of the highlights from his time working in Eastbourne.

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A Community Project Over 3 Years in the Making: Denton Community Garden

01 December 2023

We recently caught up with Sean MacLeod, Town Councillor and Project Chairman, and Lesley Boniface, Town Councillor and Community Engagement Officer to find out more about the flooding challenges faced in the Lewes and Newhaven area as well as an exciting community garden that will begin construction soon.

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Empowering Water Companies with Tailored Solutions!

17 October 2023

At Our Rainwater, we understand the challenges water companies and local authorities face when it comes to scaling up community-based initiatives. We've been listening closely to your needs, and we're here to provide comprehensive solutions tailored to your requirements.

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Water Environment Federation WEFTEC23

02 October 2023

From sensors to data driven solutions, an exploration of how the synergy of innovation is shaping the future of water management.

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Our Rainwater partners with Caroline Ansell MP and the Blue Heart Project

21 September 2023

Our Rainwater is working in collaboration with Caroline Ansell MP, the Blue Heart Project, and Southern Water to provide 100 'slow release' water butts within Eastbourne to help reduce surface water flooding within the local area.

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What is the point of a slow release water butt?

23 August 2023

A 'slow release' water butt may not sound particularly useful, but believe it or not, they can be a fantastic way to help address various problems caused by stormwater in your community.

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Rainwater Management for Climate Resilience!

07 June 2023

Our climate is changing! By collectively collecting rainwater, organisations and communities can take a step towards achieving resilience against the impacts of climate change.

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Community-centric rainwater management

25 May 2023

A great step forward in the collective mission to implement sustainable rainwater management solutions at a grassroots level and a testament to the power of collaboration and community-driven action. Together we can make a difference, one raindrop at a time!

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Rainwater Management - an untapped resource

19 May 2023

Our Rainwater's co-founders, Pete and Sarah, recently delivered a keynote speech at the Rainwater Management - An Untapped Resource Conference, emphasizing collaboration, awareness, and holistic approaches in addressing rainwater management challenges. The event united experts, policy makers, and industry professionals to explore innovative solutions and advance sustainable practices in rainwater management.

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A shared vision for the future

19 April 2022

Co-founder Sarah Bunney underscores the importance of developing a shared vision for the future. Embracing cross-sector collaboration, digital innovation, and nature-based solutions, the water sector is poised to lead the way in addressing the challenges of climate change.

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Incentivising community-centric rainwater management

22 March 2022

Great news to share on World Water Day! Our Rainwater in partnership with Thames Water, Indepen, Isle Utilities, South West Water, Anglian Water and Wessex Water are winners of the Catalyst stream of Ofwat's second Water Breakthrough Challenge!

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