What do we do?
SamSamWater Foundation aims to increase the number of people in developing countries with sustainable and reliable access to water and sanitation.
'SamSam' means 'together'. We work together to reach our goal: safe and reliable water to all! We believe in practical solutions, realised in close collaboration with our partners and beneficiary communities.
If you need advice to realise your water or sanitation project, contact us!
How do we do this?
To improve access to water and sanitation in developing countries:
- We give advice and participate in projects.
- We make information easy to find and accessible for all.
- We develop free web based tools.
- We have an expert network of partners and partner organisations.
- We create awareness of problems and solutions.
Who are we?
The SamSamWater Foundation is founded by three enthusiastic hydrologists who want to help improve water and sanitation access in developing countries. We believe creating a reliable water supply and sanitation access are the first steps in sustainably improving livelihoods. When these basic needs are met, health, education and income will improve significantly likewise.
+31 (0)6 44 988 559During his Masters study hydrogeology, Sander de Haas went to Kenya for a research project. This made him realise he wanted to help people get a safe water supply. Besides his work as Chief Technology Officer at Naga Foundation, Sander gives hydrological and technical advice in several water projects in developing countries. Sander develops free web-based tools to support water and sanitation projects because he believes these tools can make projects in developing countries more successful.
+31 (0)6 19 91 48 28Merel Hoogmoed studied the functioning of sand storage dams in Kenya. This project triggered her interest in finding solutions to water supply issues in developing countries. Merel has been involved in implementing proven rain water harvesting techniques in several African countries, together with local NGO's. Merel believes in solutions found and implemented in close collaboration with beneficiary communities.
+31 (0)6 46 06 35 23Cedrick Gijsbertsen studied the potential to upscale rainwater harvesting through sand storage dams , which had proven to be very successful in Kitui District, to other parts of Kenya. Currently, Cedrick works as a consultant at Wareco Ingenieurs, where he specialises in hydrogeology in urban regions. He is actively involved in setting up knowledge exchange with partners in developing countries. Cedrick believes knowledge on improving water and sanitation access should be easily and freely accessible to everyone.
Wareco Ingenieurs. Maarten analyses the functioning of groundwater systems, performes modelling studies, sets up groundwater policy and designs urban drainage systems. Maarten is a speaker and part-time lecturer at different universities in the Netherlands. He believes improving sustainable water resources for the long term goes together with sharing knowledge.
SamSamWater forms partnerships with people sharing our enthusiasm and vision to help improve water and sanitation access in developing countries. We believe sharing knowledge and experience is very important to reach these goals.
Each partner has knowledge and experience in water and/or sanitation projects. We work together to find solutions to water and sanitation issues in developing countries, develop tools useful for these projects and make information available.
Royal HaskoningDHV, where he studies the functioning of (ground)water systems and effects on them through modelling.
PWN water supply company. A part of his work is making water pipeline network analysis, including the building of network models. Before he started working at PWN, Johannes worked in the field of civil engineering as a planner at a contractor.
Copernicus Institute of the Utrecht University. She has done her Masters in Sustainable Development (track Land use, Environment & Biodiversity) and specialized in hydrology. Experience of hydrological research projects include a field study in the dune area of the Netherlands and two modeling studies in the United States. Her interests lie mainly in modeling ecohydrological processes and the development of water quality.