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

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. By working together we can creatively explore issues, try to solve difficult problems and unlock opportunities.