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Who

we

are

 

 
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Blue Tap was founded in 2016. We are a technology company that creates products to improve access to high quality drinking water in low resource settings. Our core product, the chlorine injector, is designed to automatically inject chlorine into household-level water systems.

We partner with local organisations to ensure the sustainable use of our product, and we carry out capacity building on proper technology management with local stakeholders.

 Within the UK, we sell the Blue Tap Life Bottle range to encourage everyone to reduce their consumption of single-use plastic water bottles and to raise awareness of global water access issues. Profits from the sale of our Life Bottles go towards our development work in Uganda. 

Support us if you believe in the #yourwater movement.

 

 

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Our Journey

To read more about our journey, click here.

 
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The Team

FRANCESCA O'HANLON    Chief Executive Officer   Francesca founded Blue Tap after working as a water and sanitation engineer in Mexico, India, and most recently, with Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) in South Sudan and The Central African Republic. She is currently doing her PhD at the University of Cambridge in Resilience to Climate Change.

FRANCESCA O'HANLON

Chief Executive Officer

Francesca founded Blue Tap after working as a water and sanitation engineer in Mexico, India, and most recently, with Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) in South Sudan and The Central African Republic. She is currently doing her PhD at the University of Cambridge in Resilience to Climate Change.

IZZY ORMONDE    Social Media and Marketing Intern   Izzy is a second year English student at Queens’ College, Cambridge. She is passionate about the environment, and encouraging people to make better choices for themselves and the planet. Izzy also enjoys spending too much time on the #veganjunkfood tag on Instagram.

IZZY ORMONDE

Social Media and Marketing Intern

Izzy is a second year English student at Queens’ College, Cambridge. She is passionate about the environment, and encouraging people to make better choices for themselves and the planet. Izzy also enjoys spending too much time on the #veganjunkfood tag on Instagram.

TOM STAKES    Chief Technical Officer   Tom has spent time working for the charity  TANZED , performing to, and leading theatre workshops with primary school children in Tanzania. Once he realised his acting didn't qualify for the Oscars, he switched to more technical pursuits. Often, when testing on the chlorine injector isn't going to plan, Tom uses it to mix a gin and tonic.

TOM STAKES

Chief Technical Officer

Tom has spent time working for the charity TANZED, performing to, and leading theatre workshops with primary school children in Tanzania. Once he realised his acting didn't qualify for the Oscars, he switched to more technical pursuits. Often, when testing on the chlorine injector isn't going to plan, Tom uses it to mix a gin and tonic.

SUHAA MAHMOOD    INTERN - TECH TEAM   Suhaa is studying Engineering at the University of Cambridge. Her interest in sustainable engineering stems from the experiences and lifestyle of her relatives back home in Pakistan, and she aims to improve lives as a future engineer. When she’s not studying, she likes to kickbox and ride her bike called Lamborghini.

SUHAA MAHMOOD

INTERN - TECH TEAM

Suhaa is studying Engineering at the University of Cambridge. Her interest in sustainable engineering stems from the experiences and lifestyle of her relatives back home in Pakistan, and she aims to improve lives as a future engineer. When she’s not studying, she likes to kickbox and ride her bike called Lamborghini.

REBECCA DONALDSON    Chief Operations Officer   Becky is studying Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. She believes technology, when designed with people as the focus, is the best way to combat poverty and improve quality of life. Becky will eat any chocolate you leave lying around and likes to sleep in rogue places.

REBECCA DONALDSON

Chief Operations Officer

Becky is studying Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. She believes technology, when designed with people as the focus, is the best way to combat poverty and improve quality of life. Becky will eat any chocolate you leave lying around and likes to sleep in rogue places.

NWLA TONKIN WELLS    Life Bottles Partnership Coordinator   Nwla is studying Biological Anthropology and Management at the University of Cambridge. She came to Blue Tap after getting inspired by the start-up scene in Cambridge and wanting to get a piece of the action. She’s hoping Blue Tap will be the start of a career in social enterprise and international development.

NWLA TONKIN WELLS

Life Bottles Partnership Coordinator

Nwla is studying Biological Anthropology and Management at the University of Cambridge. She came to Blue Tap after getting inspired by the start-up scene in Cambridge and wanting to get a piece of the action. She’s hoping Blue Tap will be the start of a career in social enterprise and international development.

Jon Chouler    Lead Design Engineer   Jon completed his PhD in water quality biosensors in 2017 at the University of Bath, and shortly after worked in Mexico City developing disinfection techniques for rainwater harvesting systems with Isla Urbana and Engineers Without Borders UK. Now, he is a practicing Chemical Engineer, and in his spare time enjoys brewing fine beers and playing guitar

Jon Chouler

Lead Design Engineer

Jon completed his PhD in water quality biosensors in 2017 at the University of Bath, and shortly after worked in Mexico City developing disinfection techniques for rainwater harvesting systems with Isla Urbana and Engineers Without Borders UK. Now, he is a practicing Chemical Engineer, and in his spare time enjoys brewing fine beers and playing guitar

in the news

 

BLUE TAP: HOW THREE STUDENT ENTREPRENEURS HAVE CREATED A BUSINESS THAT TAPS INTO CLEAN WATER FOR THE WORLD

Blue Tap: 3D printing for water purification in sub-Saharan Africa

Tech for Water Blog

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Contact Us

We're based in Cambridge, UK

Want to partner with us?

info@bluetap.co.uk

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