Groundwater Relief is registered with the UK Charity Commission as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). Our Registered Charity Number is 1167458.
Groundwater Relief provides technical support to organisations engaged in supplying water to the world's poorest and most vulnerable people. Our objective is to prevent and relieve poverty and sickness and promote good health of people anywhere in the world by developing their capacity, and that of their water providers, to sustainably use and develop groundwater resources.
We are based in southeast Devon and we have seven staff members. We provide our service around the world with the support of our global technical membership.
We believe that groundwater resources should be managed fairly and sustainably for the benefit of all.
We recognise the limitations of any individual and will always seek to work as a collective, engaging the highest level of expertise.
We endeavour to make all data collected by Groundwater Relief staff and members publicly available if this does not jeopardise peoples safety or the trust of our partners.
We recognise the value in promoting peoples understanding about groundwater in order to empower them to be custodians of this resource.
Via our membership of over 450 technical experts, we help organisations construct and manage groundwater infrastructure in a professional, responsible, cost effective and sustainable way, engaging local authorities, companies and institutions.
Our members join us to utilise and volunteer their skills and knowledge to support people who lack access to safe and affordable water. Our members work within water utilities, mineral extraction companies, environmental consultancies, oil and gas companies, government and educational institutions from across the globe. Our members come from over 56 different countries and speak over 53 different languages!
- Groundwater Relief Constitution (225.3kb, pdf)