Water Access

Need a partner who can help provide access to clean water to the millions of people in underserved communities? With our SafeWater business unit, we aim to transform communities through commercially viable smart water solutions that contribute to a better future for all.

Did you know?

One third 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. 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 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

We tie together all activities because it is an end-to-end journey. So along with offering pumps and water solutions, we actively work with local delivery, our global footprint, trainings, installation and service.

This means we’re supporting from the moment a water need is identified until a system is in the ground – and still working 10 years later. And we do this through our public and private sectors partners, across sectors and within Grundfos.

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Replacement of hand pumps in Africa

Millions of hand pumps exist across Africa, with thousands installed in Zambia. Even though they’re a popular solution to access water, they’re prone to breakage, and the water quality is questionable. So, many NGOs and local governments have initiated replacement strategies. The alternative? Solar pumps.

One such NGO is World Vision, who have been carrying out hand pump replacement projects for over three years. The swaps have reached over 20,000 people so far, increasing safe water access and reducing the waiting time for collecting water. And this is just the beginning, with more and more hand pumps ready for replacement in the coming years.

Always striving to create lasting impact

See how our unique, efficient solar pumping system ensured consistent and reliable water supply in the Kashmir valley in India, without depending on the electricity grid.

How we do business

By 2030, our ambition is to have reached 300 million people with drinking water. This is in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6: ensuring availability and sustainability management of water and sanitation for all. It’s one way we continually strive towards our purpose: pioneering solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges, and improving 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 know-how

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 we transform underserved communities

Close collaboration with SafeWater can help you positively impact the lives of millions of people through our commercially viable and sustainable smart water solutions.

Join the SafeWater Dialogue

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 webinars that explore our various products and applications, from our renewables range to irrigation solutions. Attending allows you to hear directly from our specialists on topics such as sizing, installation, operation and maintenance.