Geraint is a hydrogeologist and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) engineer. He started his career as an exploration geologist before moving into the humanitarian sector working for organisations such as the International Rescue Committee, Médecins Sans Frontières and Oxfam. He obtained a 1st class MSc in hydrogeology from Birmingham University and went on to work for the UK Environment Agency as a hydrogeologist. In 2012 Geraint founded Groundwater Relief in order to link groundwater expertise from within the private, public and academic sectors to the aid and development sectors. Since 2016 he has has been working full time as Groundwater Relief's Chief Executive Officer. Geraint has experience developing and managing small to large scale groundwater supply projects all over Africa and Asia.
Tom is Groundwater Relief’s Operations Manager providing logistical support to Groundwater Relief programmes and projects.
Tom’s background is varied and involves Project and Operations Management and Business Development and Sales. Tom has also worked with carbon balancing charity Ecolibrium as Project Lead to develop their new Trees+ programme.
Part time alongside previous roles Tom completed an Environmental Management MSc specialising in Water Management at UWE driving an interest in groundwater and supporting the delivery of sustainable water supply to areas in need.
Yvonne Josy is a hydrogeologist and WASH Engineer. She graduated with an MSc in Earth Science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich and completed a Master course in `Hazard and Natural Disaster Management` at University of Canterbury in New Zealand. She is a member of the WASH expert pool at the Swiss Humanitarian Aid (SDC/HA) and WATHAB at ICRC. In the last 10 years she has led humanitarian programmes for both organisations in DPRK, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Sudan and Sudan.
Pauline is a bilingual hydrogeologist, fluent in both French and English. She graduated with a geologist degree with a specialization in hydrogeology from the French National School of Geology (ENSG)
She has experience working in the UK, New Zealand and France in the private sector, as well as the Central African Republic (CAR). She loves being on site but also has a strong interest in data management, data visualization and modelling. She is eager to bring her knowledge to the development sector
Laura originally graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Earth Science from the University of Glasgow. She then obtained an MSc Hydrogeology (Distinction) at the University of Strathclyde, with her thesis focusing on groundwater quality within Cox Bazar, Bangladesh.
Brought up on a dairy farm on the edge of the Lake District Laura is used to solving problems knee deep in cow poo. She is also an outdoor enthusiast, and is passionate about using her hydrogeological knowledge to help improve the management and provision of groundwater resources in the developing world.
Dr Luciano Marquetto
Luciano is a geologist with 10 years’ experience working in south Brazil both within the private and public sectors. He holds a MSc and PhD in geochemistry applied to paleoenvironmental studies, working with snow and ice cores in Antarctica, and a post-doc position as associate researcher at the Polar and Climatic Center in Brazil.
Luciano lectured for a year in Maranhão State University before coming back to Groundwater Relief, where he already worked previously in 2017/2018. His field experience includes working in Antarctica, Bangladesh and Yemen. Passionate about fieldwork, he is also interested in ways to connect the academic world with the humanitarian sector to improve project outcomes and increase knowledge sharing.