In 2014-15, Tom Smallwood was part of the International Water Security Network (IWSN) scholarship scheme that supported students studying for an MSc in Environmental Management at UWE Bristol. The IWSN also supported Tom by co-funding his dissertation research trip to Kenya to investigate the efficacy and impact of constructed wetlands.
Tom currently works for the UK charity Groundwater Relief, which “specialises in providing technical support to organisations engaged in supplying water to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.”
During August 2021, Groundwater Relief is running the Groundwater Development School, a month-long training programme which educates young professionals on every aspect of siting, drilling, constructing and managing a borehole. As part of the course, a water supply system will be constructed for a community in northern Uganda.
For more details about the course, including fees and how to apply, visit the Groundwater Relief website.