The International Rainwater Catchment Systems Association grew out of a series of international conferences held in Hawaii 1984, Virgin Islands 1984, Thailand 1987 and the Philippines 1989. Since its formation, the association has run conferences every two years, in Taiwan 1991, Kenya 1993, China 1995, Iran 1997, Brazil 1999, Germany 2001, Mexico 2003, India 2005, Australia 2007 and Malaysis 2009.

Conference abstracts are available for download on the proceedings page and full papers may also be downloaded by IRCSA members.

The next conference (the 16th Conference) will be held from July 1st to July 4th, 2013, in Beijing/Nanjing, China