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1/3 of the world’s population lack access to safely managed drinking water. This calls for action. Now.

Who is Grundfos SafeWater?

SafeWater is a strategic business unit in Grundfos working towards Grundfos’ ambition of reaching 300 million people in 2030 with access to drinking water. We strive to create lasting impact by transforming underserved communities through commercially viable smart water solutions that contribute towards a better future for all.

We are also responsible for supporting the Grundfos Water Utility division towards  achieving Grundfos' climate targets of reaching 'net zero' carbon emissions by 2050.

We collaborate closely with some of the world’s leading humanitarian and development aid organisations. We also partner up with local distributers, service partners, industries, energy service providers, banks and financing institutions, investors and governments. We predominately operate in East and West Africa, South East Asia and the Middle East – and often in remote locations.

We support the entire value chain

Our approach encompasses every step of the process, from identifying water needs to installing systems that endure for years: We offer pumps, water solutions, local delivery, global outreach, training, and ongoing service.

We collaborate closely with public and private sector partners, bridging sectors and fostering growth within Grundfos.

Interested in partnering with us?

Replacement of hand pumps in Africa

A popular solution for accessing water, millions of hand pumps are in operation across Africa, and thousands specifically in Zambia. However, they are prone to breakage and provide water of questionable quality. As a result, many NGOs and local governments have initiated projects aiming to replace hand pumps with solar pumps.

The NGO World Vision has already reached over 20,000 people through their replacement projects in the past three years, improving access to safe water and reducing wait times for water collection. And this is just the beginning, as they expect to replace many more hand pumps in the coming years.

Always striving to create lasting impact

Watch how Grundfos designed a solar pumping system that does not depend on the electricity grid. This unique and efficient solar pumping system is now providing a consistent and reliable water supply in the Kashmir valley in India.

How we do business

By 2030 it is Grundfos’ ambition to have reached 300 million people with drinking water. This is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals 6 and our purpose of pioneering solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges - and to improve people’s quality of life.

We serve the underserved communities

  • Remote villages
  • Urban communities
  • Farming communities
  • Refugee camps
  • Small businesses

We solve the challenges of our partners

  • Lack of infrastructure
  • No economies of scale
  • Inaccessible water
  • Low technical knowhow

We solve the challenges of our end users

  • Inability to pay for water
  • Long distances to water sources
  • Poor water quality
  • Unsustainable water systems

Discover how a close collaboration with SafeWater can help you reach and positively impact the lives of millions of people through our commercially viable and sustainable smart water solutions.

Book a training session

We strongly believe that delivering bespoke training programmes will meet the needs and goals of our clients and partners. We are adaptable in our training delivery techniques, offering both in-person, virtual, and blended solutions.

To schedule a training session, contact our Training Specialist here.

The SafeWater dialogue is a newsletter aimed to engage like-minded water providers across industries and countries. By sharing learnings and discussing challenges with our partners, our ambition is to collaborate towards developing better water solutions.

SafeWater also offers online webinars that explore our various products and applications, from our Renewables range to irrigation solutions. Attending our webinars allows you to learn directly from Grundfos specialists about topics such as sizing, installation, operation and maintenance.