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Tulip Technology in Top 100 innovations

We are very proud to announce that the Tulip Technology has been selected as one of the 100 best innovations from the Netherlands.

New member Business Call to Action

We are proud to announce that Basic Water Needs is the youngest member of the UNDP’s Business Call to Action initiative (BCtA). The Business Call to Action is challenging companies to advance core business activities that are inclusive of poor populations and contribute to the achievement of sustainable development goals.

Basic Water Needs panellist at Stockholm World Water Week

  On Thursday the 27th of August Maria Besteman, Programme manager at Basic Water Needs was part of the expert panel on ‘A sustainable approach to scale-up safe water’.

From relief to recovery

In emergency situations, getting safe drinking water to the victims is often one of the main challenges. Like in Nepal this year, where we have already delivered over 3,500 filters, enabling 15,000 people access to safe drinking for at least one year.

Basic Water Needs meets Dutch Prime Minister Rutte

5 June 2015, Jens Groot, managing director of Basic Water Needs, was invited to present before Prime Minister Rutte, Minister of Foreign Affairs Lilianne Ploumen and Minister for Agriculture Sharon Dijkstra at the ‘Entrepreneurial Minds’ event in Delhi, India. Basic Water Needs was one of the 15 companies selected as a prime example of Dutch-Indian…

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climate finance for clean water

In March 2015 the Huffington Post published this article on how to use climate finance to promote clean water. One of the featured projects is the ‘Carbon Credits for Safe Water’ project that Basic Water Needs is executing in Tanzania.

Comics for safe drinking water

Our partner Plan India in Delhi has developed a very special method to get the message of safe drinking water across to children: a ‘Safe water and Sanitation’ comic. In 17 pages you can read the story of Sooraj and his mother Sudha and how they improved their lives through the ‘Healthy Future for Delhi’s…

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Best Existing Partnership nomination

The partnership between Basic Water Needs and Plan Nederland has been selected as one of the five nominees for the ‘Best Existing Partnership Award’ 2014.

BWN on BNR radio

Managing director Jens Groot of Basic Water Needs gave an interview about the business of safe drinking water on Business News Radio (BNR radio).

BWN signed ARENA Declaration

On the 9th of October 2014, Basic Water Needs was one of the 8 companies signing the ARENA Declaration.

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