The company was founded in 2020 by Dr. Kerstin Danert, a water specialist, researcher and facilitator, with over twenty years of experience in international development cooperation. She is passionate about improving access to water for domestic use, agriculture and business and has worked in over 15 countries, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. Kerstin grew up in Scotland, lived and worked in Uganda for ten years, and then moved to Switzerland in 2008.

Ask for Water works in partnership with its clients through genuine dialogue to address pressing global concerns in water, environment, climate and human livelihoods. The company provides consultancy, research and training services − combining science, engineering, social science and the arts. “I believe that by working in partnership, it is possible to creatively explore issues, solve very difficult problems and unlock opportunities” (Kerstin Danert).