Check out our collection of videos linked here, covering a range of topics from groundwater management and professional drilling techniques to mentoring stories and community-based projects. These videos highlight Skat Foundation’s work and commitment to sustainable development. Join us in learning from experts and communities around the world.

Groundwater today and into the future

The Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) offered its first online courses on Professional Drilling Management in 2018, reaching 172 water sector professionals in 57 countries. More editions have followed, improving the service provision by those involved in drilling projects. In this set of videos, course participants tell their stories, sharing how the course has impacted their careers.

UPGro: Unlocking Africa’s groundwater potential

This video presents the highlights from UPGro, a seven-year international research programme (2013-2020) that focused on improving the evidence base around groundwater availability and management in Sub-Saharan Africa. Skat Foundation participated in the UPGro Programme as a knowledge broker, through the Rural Water Supply Network.

Professional drilling: Breaking down the technicalities 

Skat Foundation, in collaboration with UNICEF, WaterAid and the US National Groundwater Association, published four animated films on groundwater, which break down the technicalities behind professional drilling.

Why are some boreholes better than others?

Four steps to better drilling contracts

A borehole that lasts for a lifetime

Drilling: the importance of borehole siting

RWSN Mentoring stories

The Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) runs a mentoring programme for young professionals in the water sector, aimed at strengthening their professional skills, network and confidence through one-on-one mentoring with experienced water professionals. Hear about the experiences of RWSN mentees Nathalie, Erley and Fatine, and RWSN mentors Fabio and Virginia, in this video.

SEEED e-learning series: Climate & economic resilience beyond kilowatts

In 2022, the Hydro Empowerment Network (HPNET), which is hosted by Skat Foundation, launched the Social Enterprise for Energy, Ecological and Economic Development (SEEED) e-learning series. The series integrate the SEEED Accelerator, an initiative to unlock the full potential of hydro mini-grid practitioners and communities in the Asia Pacific, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Terraza Verde: From waste to life

Our Terraza Verde project aims to strengthen the capacity of communities in Bogota, Colombia, to adopt appropriate practices for sustainable waste management. Hear from the community members of Usme, of how they have been converting organic waste into compost and establishing community and family food gardens.

Supporting Ukraine’s reconstruction

Skat Foundation is committed to rebuilding the health centres in the municipalities of Dmytriwka and Hostomel, in the vicinity of Kyiv, which have been destroyed during the war. Together with our partners DESPRO NGO and the Ukrainian Association of Municipalities, we are raising funds and implementing this project to improve the health services for the communities affected by the war. Learn more and check out how you can support.