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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.

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Highlights from Thrive Networks' "Bold Strategies Summit"

Nonprofit and social enterprise leaders discussed innovative strategies for creating greater impact. Watch Video

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

The recent East Meets West / Blue Planet Network merger is a good example of a merger from a position of strength. Read Full Article

Members' Voices

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

Thrive Networks Re-launches

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 in order to build an innovation network for social change. Following 26 years of evidence-based programs in Asia and Africa aimed at improving access to health, education and water, East Meets West proved that to be most effective, nonprofits needed to tackle issues together.

Visit the Thrive Networks Website

Press Releases & Newsletters


"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 review 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 Weekend 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


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

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. WASHFunders.org 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 WASHFunders.org about collaborative partnerships and the H2O+ Uganda initiative. WASHFunders.org 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. WASHFunders.org 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. WASHFunders.org 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? WASHFunders.org 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