Groundwater has a critical role to play in the battle to reduce morbidity, mortality and malnutrition within many parts of the world. Discounting glaciers and ice caps, groundwater makes up 99% of the available fresh water on the planet.
However because groundwater is stored within rock and sediments, it is more difficult to access, understand and manage sustainably. A lack of expertise can lead to poorly designed and constructed water points and environmental damage with the longer term results of non-functioning infrastructure and broken promises.
Groundwater Relief, through a global membership of over 340 groundwater experts, provides technical support to the humanitarian and development sector. We find the right people to support organisations, large and small, who are developing and managing groundwater resources for marginalised and vulnerable communities.
Groundwater Development School
In Uganda in August 2021 Groundwater Relief are running the inaugural Groundwater Development School training course, providing a practical, comprehensive 4-week course in borehole siting, construction and management.