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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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.

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