It starts with water

Access to clean water is the basis for a healthy and productive life. A human right since 2010, nevertheless out of sight for over 771,000,000 people on earth. That’s one in every ten people spending hours per day on fetching water.

Why is lack of access to clean water problematic?

Why water scarcity is a problem

Especially women and children loose lots of time fetching surface water, often polluted. Precious time that could have been spend on work, education or caring for a family.

Water scarcity is only part of the problem. It is estimated that every year about 485.000 people die because of polluted water and poor sanitation. That’s over 1.300 people per day, children included.

why mineral water or spring water

Nearby there’s issues with water as well, although less visible. Consumption of mineral and spring waters is on the rise, putting stress on the environment because of production, packaging and transportation.

It would be best to stick to tap water instead, but then what’s the difference between tap water, spring water and mineral water?

Why locally tapped water is most sustainable

Why is it better to tap chilled and sparkling water from a mains-fed water dispenser compared to pouring a glass of bottled spring or mineral water?

That’s primarily due to the energy and materials waste resulting from bottled water. At Made Blue, we take it one step further. How? Read more.

Why the best water for the world

At Made Blue we use to say: we’ve got the best water for the world. And we mean it! Of course Made Blue Water ensures access to clean water in those places on earth where it’s most needed.

Made Blue Water saves lots of unnecessary transport and packaging waste nearby, while reducing carbon emissions and ocean plastics far away.

Entrepreneurial approach

We’re an entrepreneurial charity: both a foundation and a social venture. We’re developing entrepreneurial concepts, raising funds for investing in access to clean water and hygiene all over the world. This results in a sustainable cash flow while adding value to all of our donors.

Why water or coffee

Drinking water is essential. But why opt for water instead of a cup of coffee? We’ve summarized some advantages of drinking water compared to coffee and tea.

Why less plastic

The majority of plastic waste in our oceans originates from just a few rivers in the world. Our solutions for enjoying water without transport or packaging result in less plastic waste nearby. Did you know together we’re preventing even more plastic waste far away?

Made Blue fights against Plastic Soup


Transforming your water usage or water savings into equal amounts of clean water elsewhere: why is it called ‘mirroring ’ instead of compensating?


Paying for tap water in hospitality? Why would guests do so? We’ve commissioned independent research with some interesting results.

Why save water

You’d say there’s plenty of water out there, but it’s about to change. Saving water makes sense in numerous ways.

Why a water chiller at work is not sustainable

A water dispenser for chilled water at the office, is that the way to go or are more sustainable ?options available?