Groundwater has a critical role to play in the battle to eradicate poverty. Groundwater can be more reliable and a better quality source of water than surface water, however it is also more difficult to access, understand and manage sustainably.
A lack of expertise can lead to poorly sited and constructed water points, environmental damage, non-functioning infrastructure and broken promises.
Over 30% of groundwater-based water sources in sub-Saharan Africa have failed within a few years of construction. The World Bank has estimated that water supply failure in Africa over the past 20 years has cost more than $1.2 billion.
We provide technical support to charities and water providers at key points in a project.
From our membership of groundwater experts, we find the right people to build the capacity of local professionals and charity staff whilst ensuring projects are implemented following best practice.