Hi! We are the founders of WeWater.

We are a team of open-minded people who want to make a difference – with your help.

Potable water is distributed fairly unequally in the world. In Europe, we mostly have a very good water supply and possess the technical know-how to extract and clean it. In other parts of the world, it’s not that easy – due to economic or physical water stress, for instance.

But that is not a reason for us to bury our heads in the sand, on the contrary. It is our incentive to change this status quo. Together with our water filtration innovation, we are committed to all those people without access to clean and safe water supplies. And with your help, we can achieve something truly meaningful.

Steven Hille

Steven is the author of the sustainable travel blog Funkloch. At some point, he thought that he should only realize projects if they help the world to become a better place. Since then, he raised donations for a tiger baby, supported a national bee project and built a well in Uganda.

Thilo Kunz

Thilo is studying communication and political sciences at the Free University of Berlin. He has been working at the French news agency AFP for four years. Today, he works with a communication consultancy. At WeWater, he is responsible for public relations.

Ulrich Weise

Ulrich has been working in the water treatment industry since 1992. In recent years, he built sewage treatment plants for companies, cruise liners and municipalities. His latest innovation is a durable filtration system with a high retention rate that cleans water without the use of energy.

Hannes Schwessinger

Hannes has a degree in law and has been involved in various projects for years. Among other things, he initiated a national recycling project in Ghana, was involved in Technik ohne Grenzen e.V. and supported a well construction project in Uganda.

Josephine Lins

Josi is studying Industrial Engineering and Management – Energy and Environmental Resources, previously with Technik ohne Grenzen e.V. (TeoG) in the Leipzig regional group and came across WeWater thanks to TeoG. As a WeWater team member since 2019, she is involved in fundraising and project implementation in Uganda.

Tomkin Odhiambo Odo

Tomkin has worked in Sierra Leone for two years as a consultant for water management. He currently works in the State Department of Water of Kenya as a water protection officer. He is our contact person for project site acquisition and implementation in Western Kenya.

Frank Paschen

Frank works as PR consultant for Elsner Kommunikation. He heard about WeWater by chance, found the idea brilliant and has been working for us on a voluntary basis ever since. In doing so, he supports us especially in the field of press relations.

Mina Schmidt

Mina works as an editor in the communications industry and studies African Studies in Berlin. At WeWater she supports us with communication on Instagram. She also contributes important experiences from her studies. Among other things she speaks Swahili.

These are our tasks at WeWater.

WeWater is a very young non-profit organization. We do not need a complex organizational chart. This is how we share our different work areas. All four partners work voluntarily for WeWater and do not receive a salary.

If you have any questions about our business areas, feel free to contact us.

Hannes Ulrich Thilo Steven Josi Tomkin Frank Mina
Sponsor acquisitions
Project management
Project realisation
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