We believe this is feasible in fairly simple way: by mirroring our daily water use to countries where clean drinking water is not always available. This way we make water out of water!
Whether you enjoy a latte at Schiphol Airport, use a Tennant cleaning machine or consume table water at Huis Ter Duin: you might be served by MADE BLUE!
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So far we realized more than 2,1 billion litres of clean drinking water! That means a healthy and active life for more than 250,000 people.
To improve access to safe and adequate water supply of the community, the proposed water project activities will aim for two water systems from 2 boreholes sources – one in the District of Salemata and one in the District of Kedougou. This water supply project will include drilling and development of two boreholes, construction of storage structure, pressure system and distribution networks and school fountains.
As of 2016, the contribution of Made Blue to Amref Flying Doctors is invested in the new five-year health program “Clean water: a matter for everyone.” The program builds upon a successfully completed water and sanitation programs in Ethiopia. Our goal is to reach more than 140,000 people in slums and poor neighborhoods in Ethiopia with access to water, sanitation and hygiene education.
Considering the unhealthy and unhygienic environment in rural school and community in southern part of Bangladesh, local partner PSTC will initiate WaSH for schools and communities. lt ensures drinking water and sanitation both in school and community by installing 70 waterpoints, 12 rainwater tanks on schools and 18 sanitation blocks. In addition, hygiene promotion is done through group meeting/courtyard meeting in school and community.
Inadequate safe water supply and poor sanitation and hygiene is still the pressing problem of Guramba Bata community, Dembia Woreda (Ethiopia). Most of the community members obtain water from unsafe sources. This affects the health of the community, especially women and girls. The proposed water supply project is thus to improve access to safe and adequate water supply of more than 4000 people.
The Kajiado-district in Kenia is a dry region with very few sources of clean drinking water. Nomadic Masai are living in this area with their cattle. Knowledge about clean water and hygiene is missing. This causes a lot of diseases among (pregnant) women and children. In some areas only 25% of the people have access to clean drinking water. 1 in 8 children dies before reaching the age of 5. Amref Flying Doctors is taking care of better and permanent access to clean (drinking) water and less diseases caused by polluted water.
Access to clean water and sanitation is a human right. Unfortunately, this is not the case in the Dimbokro region in Côte d’Ivoire. The Red Cross is therefore active in Dimbokro to achieve clean drinking water for 12,645 most vulnerable residents by ensuring that in 2019 there are five new water sources with hand pumps designed and in operation. Also, 44 water pumps are repaired, a (water) infrastructure is being built at 2 schools and at 2 health centers and instruction and information material is given to the local population.
The use of the Quooker COMBI boiling water tap saves a lot of water. Made Blue ensures that all the water that is saved by using the taps in households in the Netherlands in the first year is made available in developing countries as clean drinking water. On behalf of Quooker Made Blue will make available 4200 liters of water for each sold COMBI reservoir. In total this will create 100 miljoen litres of clean drinking water in 2016 in Ethiopia.
The Mövenpick Hotel in Amsterdam, The Hague and Den Bosch together save nearly 20 million litres of water every year through water-saving techniques, both in the room and in the restaurants. The guest will enjoy the accommodation while knowing that there is a whole family in a developing country getting access to clean drinking water at the same time.
MAAS joins Made Blue with mirroring consumptions from its vending machines with investing in clean water in developing countries. A liter for a liter: Each and every use of a MAAS vending machine directly contributes to the availability of drinking water elsewhere on the planet. Hereby MAAS realizes an equal amount of clean water made available in developing counties, as served through MAAS vending machines here. Made Blue perfectly fits the MAAS sustainability program by making transparent investments directly at the source!
The Fokker Terminal in The Hague is a multi-functional full-service congres and event venue. All water that is used within the building of the Fokker Terminal for toilets, cleaning, cooking and gardens is mirrored by Made Blue. On top of this every customer is offered to also mirror the water needed in the production chain of the food and drinks consumed, based on an average per customer.
Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods and Made Blue cooperate to make clean drinking water available to those in environments coping with great amounts of water stress. For the time to come, Vreugdenhil and Made Blue jointly finance waterprojects in developing countries: the water extracted from milk in The Netherlands, is mirrored with drinking water made available in markets in which the Vreugdenhil milk powder is sold and that deal with serious water stress.
At Initial, an international recognized leader in innovative & digital rental solutions for all customers in hygiene and workwear markets, we strive to create safe and hygienic working environments. Water constitutes a central element in our service activities and we are committed to making it our priority that it’s used with utmost care. By reflecting the 22,900,000 litres of water saved with the same volume of clean drinking water, we provide more than 3,000 people elsewhere on our planet for an entire year with the ideal basis for good health and hygiene.
Novotel Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is a beautifully designed hotel at a very convenient location close to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Amsterdam’s city centre. It is the perfect hotel for travelers or for organizing meetings or congresses. By serving MADE BLUE water to their guests Novotel Amsterdam Airport Schiphol contribute to water projects in countries where safe drinking water is not guaranteed available.
A preference for simplicity and tradition, but without the fear to innovate: that is the vision of restaurant Lastage* in Amsterdam. De historic and adventurous Lastage neighborhood is still one of the most beautiful spots in Amsterdam. Restaurant Lastage* makes the neighborhood even more beautiful by serving MADE BLUE water that guarantees 1.000 times as much safe drinking water in developing countries.
As a supplier of water cooling systems and as partner of JOGG – Youth On Healthy Weight – Waterlogic has already been involved in projects to enhance our children’s lifestyle for years. Herein stimulating drinking sufficient water at school plays a key role. But how do we get our students to chose water? With creative solutions like the FeelGoodPoint Waterlogic literally brings an experience to the tapping point – in the name of HydroYou. The coolest way for students to fill their own cool water bottle with tap water. That’s what we call “Nog sugar, no waste” and now even better for our world by supporting Made Blue!
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