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Carbon credits for safe water

The Swiss company South Pole and Basic Water Needs have decided to join forces to make safe drinking water available to coffee farmers in Tanzania. Together with local partner organization KADERES they are setting up a pilot project for safe water and CO 2 reduction in the Kagera region, Tanzania. The project partners want to…

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Tulip filter running for the Tulip award

‘Tulip water filters’ has a shot at the Tulip awards of the Accenture Innovation Awards. To us this seems like an appropriate award for our appropriate technology. Next to the blue and green Tulip award BWN is also running for the People’s Choice Award.

Watch: Tulip water filter distribution in Kenya

In May 2014 the Hardcore Help Foundation went to Kenya and handed out Tulip Siphon water filters. During the water filter distribution Carlo Oppermann from Ambitious Films shot a short movie. This is the first episode of the new documentary “We don’t need a reason to help people”.

Safe drinking water for the Kagera region, Tanzania

For 2 weeks Maria Besteman of Basic Water Needs is in the Kagera region in Tanzania to investigate the water situation of poor farmers and how – together with South Pole and local organization Kaderes – we can improve their access to safe drinking water.

New project and communication manager

Maria Besteman is the new project and communication manager at Basic Water Needs. Already in January 2014 she started working at BWN part-time, and as of the 1st of April she will be joining the team full-time. Maria will be responsible for the projects and partnerships with NGOs and the marketing and communication. With an…

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BWN joins the Rural Water Supply Network

Basic Water Needs has become a member of the Rural Water Supply Network. The global network of professionals and practitioners working to raise standards of knowledge and evidence, technical and professional competence, practice and policy in rural water supply and so fulfil the vision of sustainable rural water services for all. This network strongly supports…

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Clean water for the Philippines

In 2013 the typhoon Haiyan caused massive destruction and affected almost 9.5 million people on the Philippines. Immediately there was an urgent need for basic needs like clean drinking water. That is why Basic Water Needs, together with Connect International, Safe Water International and several Rotary Clubs started an emergency aid action to ship filter…

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