Services & Expertise


Within the areas of expertise, Ask for Water GmbH:

  • provides consultancy, technical advisory and facilitation services
  • undertakes research and documentation
  • develops and delivers face-to-face and online training courses


Ask for Water’s core expertise is in:

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in low-income countries
  • Small-scale water supply services in rural sub-Saharan African
  • Professional management of water well drilling projects
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Knowledge management – groundwater and rural development
  • National performance measurement and Joint Sector Reviews (JSRs)
  • Technology transfer & diffusion of innovations

Examples of what the company can do:

  • Provide technical advice for grass roots development projects that improve access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services and rural livelihoods.
  • Facilitate knowledge exchange and communications for research programmes and international development projects.
  • Support national governments and partners to understand how the country as a whole is progressing to raise drinking water and sanitation access and ensure environmental sustainability.
  • Develop and deliver face-to-face and online training courses on siting, water well drilling, procurement, supervision, and the management of borehole drilling projects.
  • Undertake studies on specific problems or bottlenecks faced by international development agencies in relation to water and the environment.
  • Document the uptake (or failure) of innovative technologies (e.g. manual drilling on rainwater harvesting).
  • Explore ways of using theatre, radio, storytelling and the visual arts to enhance development initiatives.