Excellent Development is a UK charity supporting some of the world’s poorest people by helping them to transform their own lives through water and soil conservation in drylands. We work with local partners to support rural communities to build sand dams (a rainwater harvesting technology that provides clean water for life), adopt climate-smart agriculture and the opportunity to develop livelihoods. Since 2002 we have supported the build of over 1,000 sand dams, providing over 1 million people in 8 countries with access to clean water for life. Sand dams free communities, putting their future firmly in their own hands. We believe that they will enable millions of the world’s poorest people to transform their own lives.