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Lisa Nash Farewell

Thanks and Farewell from Lisa Nash

After nearly eight years of leading Blue Planet Network, Lisa Nash is leaving for her next “adventure.” Learn More

Lisa Nash TEDx Talk

Clean Water: Humankind’s Wonder Drug

Lisa Nash spoke at TEDx Davis Street in San Francisco about how important it is for each of us to protect clean water. Watch the Video

2014 Annual Report

Thrive Networks 2014 Annual Report

This Annual Report highlights the ways each of the Thrive Networks programs, including Blue Planet Network, is making a difference. Read on ISSUU [PDF]

Blue Planet Network launches new project map

Blue Planet Network Launches New Interactive Member Map

The heart of Blue Planet Network is our 110+ member organizations, tracking their clean water and sanitation projects in 3,000 communities in 27 countries on Blue Planet Network and sharing their learning openly. Our new interactive Member Map lets you explore who our members are, where they work, what projects they are planning and tracking on Blue Planet Network, and how many people they are helping with clean water and sanitation.

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Press Releases & Newsletters

Thanks and Farewell from Lisa Diaz Nash

After nearly eight years of leading Blue Planet Network, Lisa Nash is leaving for her next “adventure.” October '15 Learn More

Thrive Networks 2014 Annual Report

This Annual Report highlights the ways each of the Thrive Networks programs, including Blue Planet Network, is making a difference. June '15 Read on ISSUU [PDF]

Thrive Networks and Embrace Merge Newborn Health Solutions

The goal is to increase the impact of our solutions to the unacceptably high newborn mortality rate in countries around the globe. June '15 Learn More [PDF]

San Francisco Giants Raffle with Once-in-a-Lifetime Prizes

Blue Planet Network is holding a raffle for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with the World Series-winning San Francisco Giants! April '15 Learn More or Read Press Release

Grit, Passion and Delivering: Meet Kristen

On this 10th anniversary of The Samburu Project, Founder and Executive Director Kristen Kosinski talks about the power of the women in Samburu and how Blue Planet Network has helped her share that story around the world. March '15 Read Newsletter

Meet Three Water Heroes

Read the stories of three remarkable people in our Blue Planet Network community who decided to make a difference. These changemakers used their unique talents to help bring lasting safe drinking water to those in need. February '15 Read Newsletter

Blue Planet Network 2014 Year In Review

You read our stories, you spread the word about the great work our members are doing around the world, you donated throughout the year and helped us receive a $60K matching grant to do even more water work in 2015. January '15 Read Bulletin

Changing Lives for Good, Thanks to You!

The growing impact of Blue Planet Network’s community demonstrates what is possible, thanks to you. November '14 Read Newsletter

Thrive Networks Re-launches by Building Innovation Network for Social Change

Blue Planet Network's parent organization, East Meets West, announced its re-launch as Thrive Networks. September '14 Visit the Thrive Networks Website

Highlights from the Thrive Networks "Bold Strategies Summit"

Nonprofit and social enterprise leaders shared insights and discussed innovative strategies for creating greater impact. September '14 Watch Highlights Video

Member's Voices

Blue Planet Network is empowering a global community to unlock the potential of water. April '14 Watch Our Members Tell Their Stories

"Energizing" World Water Day

Read about how East Meets West and Blue Planet Network are making clean water with clean energy. March '14 Read Newsletter

Blue Planet Network 2013 Year In Review

Be inspired by our biggest accomplishments, shared stories, and the organizations and individuals who use Blue Planet Network to empower communities with safe drinking water. January '14 Read Bulletin

Important Year-End Blue Planet Network News

A transition for the future, completion of our largest-ever peer evaluation round, updates to major areas of the Peer Water Exchange and our monitoring services. December '13 Read Bulletin

Water Transforms Lives

Watch our new video featuring photos and videos of our members and projects. December '13 Watch the Video

Giving Thanks for Giving Water

Thanks to you, and our global community of 100+ water members, we are celebrating more than 1,521,000 lives improved by safe drinking water and sanitation. November '13 Watch the Slideshow

Celebrating New Partnerships for Greater Impact

Blue Planet Network's newsletter featuring the 2012 Annual Report, news on our partnership with Aqua for All and the UNC water conference, and an update on our merger with East Meets West. October '13 Read Newsletter

East Meets West and Blue Planet Network to Merge

Combined organization positioned to drive innovation and results across the Water and Sanitation Sector. August '13 View PDF

America's Yacht Cup & Angel Island Getaway

Blue Planet Network's newsletter featuring the America's Yacht Cup getaway, our mBillionth award, Rudy Van Prooyen's Ride For Water, and the launch of Stories of Water. July '13 Read Newsletter

Winner of the 2013 mBillionth Environment Award

Blue Planet Network and its technology platform, Peer Water Exchange, won the 2013 mBillionth Environment Award for developing an innovative mobile monitoring service for the global water sector. July '13 View PDF

Stories of Water

Blue Planet Network celebrates the launch of Stories of Water - our vibrant collection of photos and stories highlighting the people and projects bringing clean water to communities across the globe. July '13 Read Newsletter

Happy Mother's Day to Our Water Hero, Hongpei!

This Mother's Day, Blue Planet Network celebrates Hongpei for empowering her 15-year-old son, Harrison, to help hundreds of people with clean drinking water. May '13 Read Newsletter

Blue Planet Network Joins Forces with LeanIn

Sheryl Sandberg's new non-profit foundation LeanIin, dedicated to
supporting women "leaning in" to their professional ambitions,
partners with Blue Planet Network to help showcase the stories of
women around the globe. March '13 View PDF

You Helped Us Do This

A look back on Blue Planet Network accomplishments from 2012. February '13 Read Newsletter

Redesigned Blue Planet Network Website Furthers Support for Safe Drinking Water

Blue Planet Network has redesigned its website to increase the impact of safe drinking water programs worldwide. December '12 View PDF

Announcement of Two BPN Board Members

Blue Planet Network announces Dr. Peter H. Gleick and Curtis Mo as two newly appointed Board members. October '12 View PDF

Going the Extra Mile

Jin Zidell and Team Hope Race Across America for clean water. Blue Planet Network News June '12

Blue Planet Network in the News

Lisa Nash at TEDx Davis Street

Lisa Nash spoke at TEDx Davis Street in San Francisco about how important it is for each of us to protect clean water. TEDx Talks July '15

Crowdsourcing Global Innovation for Good

Lisa Nash speaks on a panel at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco about crowdsourcing great ideas to solve basic human needs problems. Commonwealth Club May '15

Blue Planet Network to Exhibit at Magis​

Blue Planet Network will be a social entrepreneur honored guest​ at Santa Clara University's Magis gathering on April 30th. This evening event brings together Silicon Valley innovators and all who are working for a more just, sustainable world to celebrate the social enterprise movement and its leaders. Santa Clara University April '15

Marathons for Drinking Water Awareness

Television interview with runner David Christof as he prepares to run 21 marathons to raise awareness about the world water crisis. Kare11 Local News Feb '15

The Face of Water

An exhibition by photographer Rudi Dundas at the World Affairs Council. Open for viewing M-F from 9am-5pm and during evening Council programs. Learn More

How a Midsize NGO Creates 'Mergers from Strength and Power'

Excellent piece published by Devex "Business Insights" focuses on the recent East Meets West / Blue Planet Network merger as an example of a merger from a position of strength. Read Full Article April '14

Partnership Brings Clean Drinking Water to Central Valley Schools, Programs

Thousands of students in the south Central Valley will now have access to clean drinking waterin their schools after Blue Planet Network and several other organizations and companies formed an unusual partnership. Community Water Center November '13

Can a Merger Achieve Greater WASH Impact?

Lisa Nash of Blue Planet Network discusses the motivation to merge, lessons learned, and some of the challenges inherent to the process. November '13

Safe Drinking Water Elusive for Many in California

Blue Planet Network's California water filtration project and member, Community Water Center, weighs in on the problem of safe drinking water in the US. New York Times May '13

Sharing the Road with Rudy: 3 life lessons

Rudy Van Prooyen's self-supported solo bike ride will take 100 days and cover over 7,000 miles across the US and Europe. WaterCrunch May '13

Athlete philanthropist runs from Prague to Morocco to support safe drinking water projects

The money raised with David Chrištof's 2013 Prague to Africa run will be used to further improve sanitary conditions at the St. Bonaventura orphanage in Uganda. Radio Praha April '13

Leveraging Partnerships, Increasing Impact

Lisa Nash talks to about collaborative partnerships and the H2O+ Uganda initiative. March '13

Blue Planet Network Members use Technology to Increase Project Impact

John Anner of the East Meets West Foundation, highlights how Blue Planet Network's technology platform and online collaborative network solves barriers to growth and scales impact. December '12

Blue Planet Network Successfully Pilots SMS-Based Reporting

As text messaging has grown ubiquitous, so too has its potential as a simple, inexpensive way for NGOs to reach rural communities and address the global water crisis. October '12

OMG! You're Not Using Text Messaging to Reach Constituents?

John Hoffman interviews Lisa Nash to find out how SMS-based communications have shaped Blue Planet Network. Nonprofit Quarterly August '12

Unlocking WASH Knowledge

What if there was a way for the WASH sector to unlock the hidden knowledge of sustainable safe drinking water and sanitation programs? May '12

Some Things Money Can't Buy

Suze Orman tracks her love for water and will donate $1,000 for each article published by the Chicago Sun-Times to Blue Planet Network. May '12

Laurel Students Part of Record-Setting Group

Students and teachers from 10 Northeast Ohio schools set the record carrying bottles on their heads as part of their clean-water drive. Cleveland Heights Patch May '12

Blue Planet Network CEO Honored

Lisa D. Nash receives 2012 Silicon Valley 100 Women of Influence Award. Silicon Valley Business Journal April '12

David Christof: I Like Running

An ordinary man doing something extraordinary. 30 marathons in 30 days, Prague to London, for water. Expats, CZ April '12

102.7 KIIS FM Community Council

Radio interview with Lisa Nash, CEO of Blue Planet Network
March '12