Umvoto was established in 1992 by Rowena Hay as a water resource development and management consultancy and plays a key role in the successful exploration, resource estimation and environmentally sustainable implementation of several turnkey groundwater supply schemes. Umvoto is internationally recognised for having the largest groundwater specialty team in Southern Africa, while also operating within the fields of integrated water resource management, disaster risk reduction (DRR), geo-risk assessment and prevention, geoinformatics and remote sensing. Alongside its core team of 32 members, Umvoto has a well-established local and international network of governmental, non-governmental and corporate advisors, and niche consultants.