When asked for a quote for some field equipment, Frank Magdich of Oak Environmental in Calgary, Canada responded by offering to donate a piece of equipment. When asked what we could use, I suggested a water level meter that could be used in Africa. I explained that even though a ‘plonker’ (an inverted cup on the end of a rope) would most likely be the instrument used in developing countries, having a scientifically-based accurate instrument to demonstrate proper techniques and equipment to budding hydrogeologists in the MSc programs would be a great added-value bonus. Frank not only donated the water level meter, but a case load of nitrile gloves! Thanks very much Oak!