We work to alleviate poverty, by helping others develop and manage groundwater resources...

Our Mission

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 390 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.

Please find out more by exploring our services and taking a look at some of our case studies.



Help us build a phone application to support communities with managing their water supplies.

This year we are taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge. Between the 30th November to the 7th December all donations received by Groundwater Relief through the official Big Give website will be doubled.

Groundwater Relief staff will be undertaking the half Iron Man over the course of three days to support fundraising efforts.

Please help us through donating or through organising your own fundraising event.

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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.

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