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Why Nextblue?
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Hi, Nextblue followers. Thanks for signing up for our newsletter. We promise to keep you up-to-date with everything we publish, articles about events we attend or speak at, and water stories from the heart. Here’s the first issue. Enjoy!

Crossing the river in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Photo: Nam Quan)
Crossing the river in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Photo: Nam Quan)
Why Nextblue?
Nextblue is a community-driven platform about water. We strive for improved understanding of water challenges in delta areas, initiate dialogues with local delta dwellers, who know their environment best, and put forward solutions to improve living with water.
Extreme flooding, growing delta cities and millions of climate refugees. These are the challenges delta countries face. Demand for water knowledge increases and so does the complexity of water challenges.
Nextblue anticipates the need for thorough analyses of the local context, because it increases the chance that water plans are effective in practice. This is of importance for both the local delta dwellers, as well as for the Dutch water sector.
Our approach is unique, because we bring local citizen journalists and water professionals together. We offer them a platform to share their knowledge and questions and we train local people to present and highlight their stories and knowledge effectively.
Nextblue articles and videos are made by local delta dwellers and by students, engineers and scientists from the water sector, who keep their fingers on the pulse locally. The stories are freely accessible. We do not work with paywalls.
Crossing the river in Dhaka, Bangladesh (Photo: Joep Janssen)
Crossing the river in Dhaka, Bangladesh (Photo: Joep Janssen)
What did we write recently?
Interview: Henk Ovink about water opportunities in Asia - Nextblue
Interview: This ambassador praises resilience of Bangladeshis
“The international water sector needs more aha moments”
Workshop storytelling
Do you deliver a product or service to the water sector? We help to create a clear and compelling message to your audience. Good stories are important for getting your innovative ideas noticed, both worldwide and in the Netherlands.
Our latest workshop storytelling was at Hogeschool Rotterdam:
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Great to present Next Talk Intercultural Storytelling to 120 Swiss students at @hsrotterdam! Important to link water technology and culture. #sketchcity https://t.co/kgCoZmPswb
9:35 PM - 2 May 2018
How are we doing
We’d love your feedback on this newsletter. Please email thoughts and suggestions to info@next.blue.
What we're reading
Extreme Cities by Ashley Dawson (Verso Books)
Extreme Cities by Ashley Dawson (Verso Books)
Many thanks for reading. Keep the blue side up!
Joep Janssen & Niels van den Berge
Co-founders Nextblue
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