Groundwater Correspondents Network open for applications (deadline expired)


In July, it will be already one year since the Groundwater Correspondents Network was established. A group of 16, predominantly young professionals, from 16 different countries embarked on this new journey to bring local groundwater stories to a global audience. It already yielded a story about fluoride from our Kenya Correspondent Etukutan Peter and another about women in science by our Argentina correspondent Veronica Lutri. And there are already 7(!) other fascinating stories in the pipeline to be published in the forthcoming weeks, covering a variety of topics from Algeria, Brazil, Cameroon, DR Congo, France, The Netherlands and Uganda.  

Do you enjoy these stories and would you like to be part of the next wave of correspondents? Apply by the 10th of June and maybe you'll become our next correspondent!

Who are you? 

Groundwater expert  

  • Currently working with groundwater; 
  • Good knowledge of relevant groundwater issues in your country or region;  
  • Eager to learn more about storytelling. 



  • Working as a (freelance) journalist; 
  • Eager to learn more about groundwater and how to report on it.  


Voluntary, but not for nothing  

You will receive assistance in text and video editing as well as the creation of infographics, and also the following:   

  • Several storytelling webinars;  
  • Yearly groundwater basics webinar;  
  • Certificate of participation;  
  • Access to GeoStories tool; and  
  • Chance to win the Groundwater Story  of the Year award. 

How to apply 

Send your CV and motivation letter to: In your motivation letter, please identify two stories from your country that you would like to tell if you would be selected.     

  • Deadline: 10 June 2024  
  • Interviews: Mid June 2024  
  • Final selection: 30 June 2024  
  • Start programme: 1 July 2024