Welcome to the UK Groundwater Forum

Groundwater is a source of drinking water for millions of people in the UK. It supports our rivers and wetlands and the plants and wildlife that exist in and around them. But groundwater is under threat from our increasing water needs, pollution and climate change.

Use this site to find out more about groundwater and the issues that affect this important natural resource.

Understanding Groundwater

Basic information on groundwater
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
In-depth information

Topical Groundwater Issues

Sustainable drainage systems
Shale Gas Exploitation
UK thermal springs


Groundwater education in schools
Groundwater in further education
Groundwater education links

Groundwater News & Events

UK Groundwater Forum conference 2013
Current news relating to groundwater
Upcoming meetings & events

Career Information

Need for groundwater specialists
Becoming a hydrogeologist
Links to employers

Useful Resources

Groundwater diagrams for downloading
Video: How Rivers Work
Book: Groundwater - Our Hidden Asset