About us

Nextblue is a dedicated team of storytellers, researchers, and water experts united by a common goal: empowering communities facing water challenges to take action and create positive change. By connecting these communities with the knowledge and solutions shaping our water future, we amplify their voices and drive impactful change.


How we work

At Nextblue, we believe in empowering communities, fostering collaboration, and amplifying their voices through impactful storytelling. This interwoven approach unlocks positive change:

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Empowering communities by Training: We equip communities with the knowledge and resources they need to drive positive change in water management through strategic action planning, workshops, and training.
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Amplifying voices through Media: We amplify voices and stories through impactful media production to raise awareness, inspire empathy, and mobilise action towards sustainable water solutions.
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Implementing solutions through Partnerships:  We engage stakeholders in collaborative partnerships to scale up impact and ensure our efforts lead to tangible and lasting improvements in water management practices.

Four reasons to partner

We believe in the power of collaboration to achieve impactful solutions for global water safety, such as improved water quality monitoring and equitable access to clean water. Nextblue is committed to driving this positive change. Here are four reasons why partnering with Nextblue is beneficial:

Innovate for impact

Are you a company developing cutting-edge water technologies, filtration systems, or sustainable water management solutions?

Partner with Nextblue to:

  • Pilot your solutions: Test and refine your innovations in real-world settings through pilot projects with communities facing water challenges.
  • Showcase your impact: We create compelling content and campaigns that showcase the positive impact of your solutions, reaching a wider audience.
  • Gain market access: Connect with a network of communities actively seeking innovative solutions to their water challenges.

Deepen community connections

Are you an established water utility company or municipality seeking to improve stakeholder engagement and community outreach?

Partner with Nextblue to:

  • Strengthen community engagement: Facilitate communication and collaboration with communities to build trust and understanding.
  • Enhance your public relations: Showcase your commitment to sustainability and community well-being, improving your brand image.
  • Explore partnerships and sponsorships: Collaborate on programs that address shared goals or content creation that elevates community voices.

Turn research into real-world impact

Are you a research institution, university with water-focused programs, or an NGO with a research arm?

Partner with Nextblue to:

  • Amplify your research: We craft compelling videos and actionable one-pagers, making your research more understandable for a wider audience.
  • Empower communities through action: Collaborate with communities to co-create solutions based on your research findings.
  • Shape policy and practice: Influence policy decisions with data-driven evidence and the voices of the communities directly impacted.

Invest in a sustainable future

Are you a donor, foundation, or organisation focused on environmental causes and water safety?

Partner with Nextblue to:

  • Support measurable impact: See the tangible results of your investment through our focus on data-driven reporting and community empowerment.
  • Contribute to sustainable solutions: Back a platform that equips communities with the resources to manage their water resources effectively.
  • Empower communities for long-term change: Invest in an approach that fosters local ownership and builds capacity for a sustainable water future.

By partnering with Nextblue, you can join a collaborative movement driving positive change in the water sector.


Get involved

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Become a Partner: Collaborate with Nextblue to advance sustainable solutions. Learn More.
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Subscribe and gain insights (Free): Support our mission and gain valuable insights by subscribing for full archive access.
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Build your brand with impactful video: Reach a global audience passionate about our planet. Leverage our expertise in environmental video production. Get in touch: team@next.blue!

Meet the Nextblue team

My journey with Nextblue began after four years living in Vietnam, where I witnessed the power of storytelling firsthand. As a delta expert with a background in architecture and journalism, I saw the need for a creative platform to amplify the voices of communities facing environmental challenges.

Joep Janssen - Founder & CEO (Let's connect on LinkedIn)

Today, Nextblue is a thriving team of over 60 researchers, storytellers, video editors, and changemakers who leverage the power of storytelling to bridge the gap between local communities and professionals tackling environmental issues.

Meet the amazing freelance team behind Nextblue's powerful narratives

Our passionate team works remotely, fostering global collaboration. We'd love to schedule a virtual meeting to discuss your project and see how Nextblue can help. For in-person consultations, please contact us at team@next.blue to arrange a visit to our Rotterdam office:

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Goudsesingel 102, 3011 KD, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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