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.
Paul is a chartered hydrogeologist with over 17 years professional experience in groundwater resource management and environmental impact assessments. This includes 10 years working as consultant hydrogeologist in the private sector and 7 years in the humanitarian sector. Paul has lead WASH projects for numerous NGOs including Concern Worldwide, Oxfam and has worked as a WASH Advisor for the British Red Cross.
Paul's technical experience includes water resource strategy development, field programme design, aquifer characterisation, borehole and borefield design, groundwater monitoring system design, aquifer conceptualisation and groundwater model development. Paul is an experienced project manager leading large scale groundwater supply projects from concept phase through feasibility into water supply commissioning and aquifer performance monitoring. He has global experience having spent significant time leading projects in the UK, Australia, Mongolia, Haiti, South Sudan and sub-Saharan Africa.
Laura originally graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Earth Science from the University of Glasgow and is now studying a part-time MSc in Hydrogeology 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 use 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.
Following a summer work placement Silas is supporting Groundwater Relief part time with funding and advocacy. He is also studying a full-time Geology BSc at Durham University. Before commencing his degree Silas spent several years renovating a house, managing a journalistic website, and working in timber framing. With a fervent interest in politics and the environment he has a long-term desire to see positive, educated and sustainable changes arise around the globe for the benefit of humans, nature & land alike.