Europe has a leading position in using rainwater in households, institutions and industry. In order to make available European knowledge/ experience and to seek new ways of co-operation/collaboration and new alliances, participants/organisers of the last rainwater conference in Brazil wish to hold the next one in the year 2001 in Europe. Programme abstracts central "open space" session on the present state of the art in view of legal, administrative, political, economic and social framework conditions; exhibition of rainwater equipment; excursions to water recycling & rainwater utilisation applications etc. A contribution of Euro 47.300 - is sought from EU for an internat. coordinator, connected consumables and travel. Other fenders: "Bundesstiftung Umwelt" and the federal state of Baden Wuerttemberg.