Rachel is not only passionate about helping others improve their groundwater, she also wants to protect it here in the UK and thinks that the public may be starting to agree with her. So many water (or groundwater related) stories are negative: flooding, drought and hosepipe bans immediately spring to mind. However, recent concern over contamination of groundwater is leading people to look at it differently – not as a problem, but something to be protected. She also wants people to move away from thinking of groundwater as ‘rivers underground’, that it is a lot more complicated and interesting than that. And with this hydrogeologist’s record of determination and achievement, I’m sure she will succeed!
For more information of what the Groundwater Team at the BGS does, watch this video.