About us

WaterHarvest is a UK not for profit.

We harvest rainwater to provide clean, year round drinking water, to regenerate land and to enable livelihoods in remote rural communities. We see water availability as the precondition for development in rural communities.

Our programme work has three key areas: clean drinking water, improved livelihoods and land rejuvenation. We focus on the impact of our programmes. We believe in an adaptive approach and apply a scientific rigour to our work. We work in Rajasthan and Gujarat in north west India.

Our headquarters is in the UK with a small UK based team. We have an office and team in Udaipur. We have a very active board of trustees, many of whom have been with WaterHarvest for many years. Our Ambassadors contribute specialist skills such as analytics, geo hydrology and ecosystems.

We are registered in England and Wales as company no. 6484901 and as charity no. 1127564. 

Our achievements

We are hugely proud of our achievements and determined to help more people going forward.

We harvest 1.2 billion litres of water annually
We have worked with 1,933 villages
We have directly impacted over 2 million people
We have worked with over 48 partners – including local NGO’s and academics institutions.

Our history

WaterHarvest has a long history. It was originally started in 1987 as Wells for India. Our work can be traced back to 1987 when founders Dr. Nicholas Grey and his wife Mary visited the state of Rajasthan in north-west India and saw for himself the hardship faced by people in remote rural villages affected by drought.