ISLA URBANA is a project dedicated to contributing to water sustainability in Mexico through Rainwater Harvesting



The problem

In Mexico, we are experiencing a water crisis growing increasingly severe every year, with millions of people lacking decent and secure access to water.

Rainwater Harvesting

With a rainwater harvesting system, a family can benefit from a sustainable source of water during part, or all of the year.

Isla Urbana

At Isla Urbana, we are dedicated to designing and installing systems to capture the rain in Mexico, particularly in communities where people lack any access to water.

Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting

Isla Urbana is working to demonstrate the positive impact that rainwater harvesting can have in Mexico.

Reduced Flooding

Capturing rainwater reduces the flow of stormwater to the drains, mitigating against the flooding that currently affects Mexico City

Reduced Energy Costs

During the rainy season, we can reduce the amount of energy that we use pumping and transporting water to homes

6-Months of Water

A rainwater harvesting system in DF generally provides a family water independence for 5-8 months of the year, and in some cases the entire year!

Recharging of the Aquifers

By harvesting the rainwater as it falls during the wet season, we could reduce the pressure on our rivers and aquifers, allowing them to recharge


Since 2009 – present


Systems installed


Litres of water harvested each year

Number of water delivery trucks potentially avoided annually



There are many ways to get involved
and help bring clean water
to those that need it most! #RainForAll