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Twenty new water grids in Bangladesh

2023 was a productive year for the Max Tapwater project in Bangladesh. The number of water grids has doubled, bringing many more advantages than just clean water from the tap.

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From water to art

Artist Sarah Boris made a beautiful and unique artwork which celebrates our collaboration with Lore Group.

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Drilling for water

We are supporting a project in India to build 10 borewells for remote villages. How does that work? Let’s find out.

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A school visit in Nepal

At the end of 2023, we were able to build a new water point at a secondary school in Nepal. 438 people are now supplied with clean water.

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Made Blue news articles

In honour of our 10th anniversary, several platforms interviewed us about our achievements and dreams for the future. Here is an overview.

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10 years of Made Blue

Made Blue is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. Take a trip down memory lane with us and find out how much we’ve developed over the past decade.

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7 borewells in 5 months

In 2024 we are supporting a project in India in which we will build 10 wells. 7 of these have already been realised in the first quarter of the year.

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Visiting Uganda

In October 2023 we traveled to the area around Fort Portal in Uganda with a group of ambassadors. There we were able to see the results of the hard work of local entrepreneurs with our own eyes. We…

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Water by women NEPAL: UPDATE

A lot of work has been done in Nepal. From constructing the water systems to ensuring a sustainable future for these water points, no stone has been left unturned. These efforts are much needed as…

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Made Blue rolls out the ‘blue carpet’ in The Hague

More and more companies are supporting our mission. This has resulted in quite the feat: in The Hague an entire street of hotels has joined our Enjoy Water to Give Water programme. This results in a…

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Washable sanitary towels – by and for everyone

A nice detail of the WASH program being implemented in Ethiopia is the production and distribution of washable sanitary towels. This obvious product makes a big difference in the lives of women and…

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Pre-bottled water from Made Blue

From now on Made Blue also offers pre-packaged water. This news may come as a surprise from us, as proponents of locally sourced water. However, we’ve noticed we can’t always provide lunchrooms,…

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WASH & Learn update May 2023

Our WASH & Learn project in Uganda should be completed by the end of this year. Time to check whether we are on schedule.

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Water by women Nepal update

Our project for and with women in Nepal is well underway: the first two water supplies are almost complete and the first group of women has been trained to provide information and start businesses.

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Climate and water: will it be too dry or too wet?

Climate change affects our water management and that is an international problem. But what will it be: will we get wet feet or will it be too dry?

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13.5 billion litres on World Water Day 2023

As every year, we are announcing our meter reading on World Water Day: since our start, we have already produced more than 13.5 billion litres of clean drinking water on behalf of more than 500…

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The impact of a home water connection

In Ethiopia we are working hard on water in and around schools. We also provide nearby households with a water connection at home. This is also the case with Misra Taha from Bishoftu, mother of six…

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Max Tap Water: Change of business plans

Our water project in Bangladesh is more of a start-up than a project. A company is being built that can continue to grow independently in a while, but that does not go without a struggle.

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OVER 350 million litres DONATED BY MAAS

MAAS has been a proud partner of Made Blue since 2015 with ‘One litre for one litre’. For every liter of coffee, tea or water that is made from the coffee machines, they donate a liter of clean…

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Max Tapwater: already 4000 people have water

In Bangladesh we are working hard to connect as many households as possible to the mini water networks that are being built. In this update you can read how far we have come and what we encounter in…

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Water by women: the preparations

Our project in Nepal has started. Here, together with women, we will restore water supplies in an enterprising way. The preparations are in full swing and they are essential for the success of the…

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Max Tap Water: CEO Saiful Islam

Recently we had the honor to meet the CEO of Max Social Enterprise: Saiful Islam. We asked him what challenges the project faced and how he sees the future.

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Wash at schools: what has already been achieved?

In Ethiopia we are working hard on water in and around schools. We aim to provide 20 schools with water and sanitation. How far have we already come after two years with more than a year to go?

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Two Rotterdam restaurants provide 55 million litres of water

In 2017, they were one of the first restaurants to opt for local bottled water with a contribution to clean drinking water in developing countries: Héroine and De Matroos en Het Meisje. Together,…

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Clean drinking water update: 771 million people

At the end of last year, the WHO and UNICEF released a report on access to water and sanitation in 2020. Fortunately, we are moving in the right direction: from 785 million to 771 million people…

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WASH & Learn update: Innovations

Our WASH & Learn project in Uganda has clear targets but no fixed approach. This creates very interesting innovations that appear to work very well…

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2.3 billion people without toilets

Clean drinking water for everyone, that is our mission. But did you know that in our projects we do much more than just provide access to water? For example, access to toilets is also essential for a…

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A personal story of Iniye from Bishoftu

Part of our Wash project in and around schools are public facilities where people can get water, but also go to the toilet or take a shower. Iniye (30) talks about the impact that has on the life of…

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How much water do you use per day?

How much water does an average household use in a day, what does it cost and how can you save on it? We looked into it.

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Update Wash at schools: girls back to school

In Ethiopia we are working hard on water in and around schools. In this update you can read what we have already done. This is especially important for girls.

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10 billion litres on World Water Day 2022?

Like every year, we will also announce our meter reading on World Water Day this year. Despite the various lockdowns, have we still reached the magical limit of 10 billion litres of clean drinking…

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The best water in the world on Kijkduin beach.

Machiel van Dooren from Made Blue talked to three beach bars on the beach at Kijkduin about the switch from bottled water to locally bottled Made Blue Water.

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Vietnam: Virtual visit as completion (VIDEO)

Our project in Vietnam was recently completed but unfortunately we were unable to visit it ourselves. Instead, we were invited for a virtual visit.

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WASH & Learn: involving the boys (VIDEO)

Our project WASH & Learn in Uganda goes a long way. So much so that the boys are also involved in making sanitary towels so that they understand how important it is for their classmates.

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Update Max Tap Water: a running start

Our entrepreneurial project in Bangladesh is off to a running start. After all permits were completed, various existing installations were transferred to the new social enterprise to be set up, which…

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GIVE ME FOUR BEERS AND 300 LITRES OF WATER PLEASE

Enough Wasted! Enough Wasted! 013 Poppodium works together with the visitor for a better world and switches to hard cups and locally tapped tap water with the clear message of Made Blue.

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How much water should you drink in a day?

How much water should you drink per day to stay healthy? And can you drink too much water? Made Blue looked it up for you.

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Uganda update: Much more than just water

Our WASH & Learn project in Uganda is much more than just water. In this update we tell you about doing business with mouth caps, gardening with residual water and blue soap…

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How can I donate a well?

We are regularly asked: Can I donate a well of water pump? Unfortunately, it is less simple than you think and it is not always the best solution.

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Water in the office: what are the options

If you want to enjoy nice fresh water at the office, possibly with a bubble, there are various options. We list them for you.

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What is better? Serving spring water or local bottled water?

What is the difference between spring water, tapping water yourself with a water machine or water cooler connected to the pipe, and charity water?

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Update Wash at schools: the first half of the year

Our project in Ethiopia started more than six months ago, so it’s time for an interim report. In it we see how much is needed before construction can start. There are also quite a few challenges in…

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Vietnam update: On TV and extension

In Vietnam we recently celebrated the official opening of the water supply, which to our surprise even made national TV. Another surprise was that there was budget left and that is why we are going…

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Uganda update: the preparations

The preparations for our project WASH & Learn in Uganda are in full swing and there is a lot involved. Covid also has a special influence here. Read all about it in this update.

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La Trappe and BrewDog support Made Blue with limited edition

La Trappe is releasing a limited edition beer in collaboration with the Scottish brewery BrewDog: Practice What You Preach. With this they support Made Blue together and hope to realize 100 million…

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GET A SUSTAINABLE QUALITY MARK IN HOSPITALITY WITH TAP WATER

If you want to achieve a sustainable quality mark as a hotel, restaurant or event center, it certainly helps to serve tap water instead of spring water or mineral water. You can read how that works…

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Deposits for clean drinking water at Schiphol Airport

Since this summer, there are more than 70 bins at Schiphol in which you can donate your PET bottle for drinking water. There’s more to it than you think…

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Ethiopia update: Completed succesfully

At the end of 2020, the project Making WASH everybody’s business in Ethiopia was successfully completed. Here you can read everything about the results and the impact of the project.

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Why the best water for the world

Our solutions are not only very sustainable, they also have a huge impact nearby and far away. Why? We are happy to explain.

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The Corona crisis: how are things going in Africa?

What are the consequences – both negative and positive – of the corona crisis in Africa? And what is the role of water? We looked into it.

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