The Big Give Christmas Challenge!
Update: We are delighted to report that Groundwater Relief staff have successfully completed all four half marathons and through the Big Give, Groundwater Relief has raised an amazing £6693! This entirely covers the costs of the borehole camera and helps towards the purchase of geophysical equipment that would also be deployed with our team of experts in emergencies to help deliver good quality water to those in need.
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.