BWN is looking for a new colleague

As a good understanding of Dutch is required for this position, we have posted the vacancy add in Dutch. International Program Manager met affiniteit voor sociaal ondernemerschap Basic Water Needs zoekt een enthousiaste International Program Manager voor 24-32 uur per week om ons team te versterken. De Functie Als International Program Manager ben je van…

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Water Filter Tanzania ready for business

In her short time as a representative of Tulip water filters, she has already trained many local agents, including the agents in our ‘Carbon credits for safe water’ project. She also had a chance to bring the Tulip filters to the attention of the former Tanzanian minister of Tourism and Natural Resources at the Karibu…

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Tulip water filters now available on the Philippines

Basic Water Needs B.V. is happy to announce that our Tulip water filters are now available in the Philippines.

World Humanitarian Day: A note on BWN’s Ecuadorian partner’s response to 2016 earthquake

On 16 April 2016, a 7,8 magnitude earthquake destroyed around 7000 buildings on the Central Coast of Ecuador. Thousands of families were consequently challenged at a mass scale in their access to safe, if any, drinking water. Tap water systems collapsed in several towns. People were drinking rainwater from rooftops, hand dug wells and water…

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A great meeting was held this July between Basic Water Needs and our new Nigerian partner here in our new sunny office in The Netherlands. Given 57 million people in Nigeria still don’t have access to clean water, with around 68,000 children under the age of five dying from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and…

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We’re very happy to introduce a new member to the Basic Water Needs team! After recently working with Mama Cash – a global women’s and girls’ rights fund based in The Netherlands – on economic and environmental justice, Sophie Housley, from the UK, joined us as our new Programme Officer this July. Sophie brings with…

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BWN new office: more space for innovation

As of the 1st of June 2016 Basic Water Needs has a new Head Office. We have left our capital Amsterdam in search of more space. This led us to Wormerveer, a town in the shadow of Amsterdam, where we found a beautiful and spacious office.   Our desks will no longer be surrounded by…

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Sustainable Development Goals in action

Curious to read how Basic Water Needs is secretely already working with the Sustainable Development Goals? Maria Besteman gave an interview to ‘Ondernemen in Ontwikkelingslanden’. Read all about the Sustainable Development Goals that Basic Water Needs is working on here.

Gerard Roemer new director of BWN

After more than three years with BWN, Jens Groot has decided to resign from his Director position and move on to a next step in his life and career. Gerard Roemer will take over the position of director and Jens will continue his involvement with BWN as shareholder and advisor. BWN and its partners would…

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Investing in women, it’s simply good business

This year Basic Water Needs celebrated International Women’s Day in a very special way: we were invited to speak at an ‘inspiration session’ at RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency), which is part of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. Together with our partner Plan the Netherlands, we were invited to speak about Gender and Business.  …

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