During Marja’s research on sustainable and complete drinking water solutions as alternative for plastic bottled water, she crossed paths with Andreas Buhl, at that time general manager of Dutch water purification company Aquablu.
Aquablu is part of a Dutch industrial group that Andreas teamed up with in 2013 to develop and distribute trustworthy and sustainable purification solutions on a global scale. Andreas has a focus on identifying pollutants within any available water source from boreholes to fancy bottle brands and to develop technical solutions for every situation. To his opinion potable water nor plastic bottled water can be considered a truly healthy drinking water source.
Before his focus on drinking water Andreas spent years on bluewater as captain on sailing superyachts. Extensive cruising off the beaten tracks in far remote areas gave him a first hand insight on where plastic ends up, luxury charters and racing on super yachts depicted the tremendous consumptions of bottled water.
Andreas was born and raised in Salzburg, Austria. His technical education started by a dual apprenticeship in plumbing and technical drafting, after that he studied Geography and Journalism at the University of Vienna before he set out to sea. The last four years consisted of education and concentration on drinking water and purification while based in the Netherlands. Recently Andreas made his move to Mallorca.