A pioneer in the promotion of rainwater use and harvesting in Mexico City (Mexico), Isla Urbana has since 2009, developed products and projects that invite citizens to become part of the city’s water management process by using tools such as Rainwater Harvesting Systems (RWH). Currently, Isla Urbana has installed more than 9,000 systems, which means that more than 50,000 people have been involved in the solution process. This is a significant action towards ensuring sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity (UN SDG 6.4) and strengthening the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management (UN SDG 6.b)
Activating and educating communities about rainwater is essential to Renata Fenton, Head Designer at Isla Urbana. She spoke about it during the World Design Talks(™) on Water 12 October 2018 in Mexico City and shared her vision of the water issue with the World Design Organization.