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Posts by: Duncan Goose

At 8.30 this morning I was giving a speech to a group of people from World Duty Free, who have been supporting The One Foundation’s clean water and sanitation projects for over 12 years through the sales of One Water in stores. It was my thank you to them. A way of telling the story […]

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I find myself in strange, somewhat unchartered, territory of late. Having started up and run One since 2004, I’ve handed over the reins to our former Commercial Director, now Managing Director, so I can focus on a new project which has long been my passion – the Global Investment Fund for Water (or as it’s […]

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How can I try to explain something so fundamentally life-changing in a few words in a blog? I lived through Hurricane Mitch in 1998. 19,325 people didn’t.  Irma by comparison, also a Category 5 hurricane, has killed less than a hundred. The level of destruction though, is absolutely comparable. Mitch changed my life in so many ways, mostly for […]

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For a while now the buzzword in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector has been ‘systems’. Two of our team went to see a systems-led approach to getting water to communities a year or so ago and I must confess I didn’t get their enthusiasm. Having just been to Rwanda to see ‘systems’ we’ve […]

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I find myself here in Washington DC on the eve of what has become a hugely acrimonious presidential election. It’s highly reminiscent of the run up to the Brexit elections. To escape CNN’s rolling coverage and people arguing across the broadcasters tables I took myself off for a walk down to The White House early […]

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I have a confession. When I was growing up; I Wombled, I Kept Britain Tidy, I had a Barnado’s box. In my teens I became a card carrying organ donor (before I learnt to drive I hasten to add) and today our family sponsors both the RNLI (or ‘heroes’ as my 4 year old son […]

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It’s been a busy week for Jordan. The following is from his mum in a series of messages sent out to family and friends and all those people who are following Jordan and sending messages of support. 13 January Only a week ago Jordan was transferred onto a ward to begin his rehabilitation and he […]

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Today is my first day back at work following the Christmas break. Like most people, I really try to escape from work over the festivities and only be ‘on call’ for business related emergencies. It’s family time after all, and with 3 and 5 year olds to entertain, it’s all Elsa, Mia and Spiderman, bows […]

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