Reinier van den Berg
Weatherman known from TV. Specialist in the field of weather, climate and sustainability
"The weather, our climate, our earth has always fascinated me. In recent decades, however, I have seen more and more problems appearing in our living environment as a result of the way we deal with our earth. Sustainable innovations such as the Upfallshower are desperately needed to turn the tide. In our country, billions of liters of clean drinking water go to the shower every year and it is simply hardly used and flushed down the sewer. The efficiency of the Upfallshower from 70% has been demonstrated by the KIWA, so what are we waiting for?"
National Energy Commissioner, visionary, sustainability strategist and entrepreneur.
“Innovations in the field of sustainability are my passion and my daily work. Where I can I will support innovations for a better world. We have spent too long destroying this beautiful earth. It is high time that inventions such as the Upfallshower were put on the map. The amounts of water and energy that this way of showering saves is enormous, without sacrificing quality or comfort and will have a huge impact worldwide in the future. Showering as we do now will be a thing of the past in the future, that is my conviction!”
Milan van der Meulen
Climate Reality Leader
Top 3 Best young entrepreneurs in the Netherlands. Trained by Al Gore
“The urgency of our climate problem has never been greater than it is now, but the solutions are many times greater. Concrete measures such as Upfallshower prove this. A sustainable solution with financial savings without sacrificing comfort.”
Randall van Poelvoorde
Exponential TechnologyStrategist & Speaker
“Our world is changing rapidly. Not going forward by holding on to old habits is no longer possible, if we want to keep our planet livable for all those who come after us. One of those habits that really needs to change is showering with drinking water. In the Netherlands, large amounts of water go down the drain almost immediately, while there are much better sustainable solutions such as upcycle showering. The Upfallshower is therefore a product that I really believe in. The global upcycle shower can make a huge difference worldwide."
Founder WakaWaka, Chief Commercial Officer EnergetikaNL. Co-founder of MGMC, Kipster, Greenem, Milieubende, DoTheBrightThing
“Showing is a daily luxury for many people. Water heated to 37 degrees then flows 'normally' back into the drain within a second. Collectively, that is a significant energy and water consumption. Upfall Shower allows a combination of luxurious showering, but with MUCH less environmental impact. A great invention!"
Michiel F. van Veen
Innovation Manager at InnovationLink
“A hot shower is letting heated water flow past your body with poor heat transfer. So the heated water, barely cooled, flows away again. Many people want to save money, but while maintaining comfort: The Upfall Shower seems to be a breakthrough in this!"
Director Venty BV. Advising all relevant activities in the field of oil and gas, offshore, marine and wind energy.
“In offshore and shipbuilding, the Upfall Shower is a wonderful invention. Consider, for example, an oil rig or a cruise ship. The Upfall Shower offers the possibility of enormous savings in water and energy and at the same time enormous luxury with hardly any waste water."
Sr.Consultant International Business & SIB Advisor
“Coming up with a revolutionary idea is one thing, but actually implementing it and bringing it to market is another. What René Betgem is achieving with his "upfall water-saver shower" may be more than that proverbial drop on the growing plate to actually be more economical with one of the most scarce things on our planet: water! Congratulations for this unique initiative.”
Executive board member at Wetsus - Wetsus, European Center of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology
“The Upfall Shower is a wonderful example of sustainable technology that allows every home to save water and energy. And that too while maintaining or increasing living comfort! Wetsus therefore wholeheartedly welcomes this development."
Levi van Kempen
TV host, actor, presenter & voice over. Sustainable inspiration. Known for Good Times Bad Times
“I have been committed to a sustainable future for years. For my own home, which will be completely sustainable, I naturally chose the Upfallshower. Durability and comfort come together here in a beautiful styling. Saving energy is great, but saving water is a must. Upfallshower combines both and will change showering worldwide."
Ambassador of 'The new showering'. Founder De Groene Lobby, one of the hundred most sustainable young people in the Netherlands, Inspiration speaker
“We must make the world more sustainable! I personally commit myself every day to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. What I like about sustainable innovations is that they are almost always interesting in the long term, including financially. So is the Upfall Shower! Not only do you make the world a better place, it is also a smart and comfortable investment!”
Owner My Water Factory. Entrepreneur in the circular economy. Specialist in sustainable water systems
“My Water Factory supplies sustainable water systems to make buildings completely water neutral and self-sufficient. The first step to realize this is saving on water consumption, and the Upfall Shower is an indispensable link. The combination with energy savings and luxurious showering is unique and very convincing for the user.”
“The Upfall is not only a very sustainable product with impressive savings, but also offers solutions for the desire to have a very comfortable shower without the need for many adjustments to water yield and hot water generator (enough hot water quickly enough). This sometimes leads to disappointments with conventional rain showers.
We use a 100-litre heat pump boiler that uses 500 watts to heat all our water, shower, wash and wash dishes. That is unthinkable with conventional spacious showers.
In addition, it is wonderful to have such a spacious shower and to know that you are not wasting unnecessarily. In fact, you save. So no guilt :) And that you are showering in partially recycled water is not noticeable at all!”
Piano artist, known worldwide
“Yes, I am concerned about the world of tomorrow. What will it look like for my daughter, for her children...? In the last hundred years we have committed massive looting on our earth. Natural resources are becoming exhausted, pollution of the air and soil around us, climate change, we just live on it. That's why I can fully support a product like the Upfall Shower. It meets all our requirements for luxury and comfort and at the same time, this shower saves a lot of water, waste water and energy."
Special Envoy for International Water Affairs at Kingdom of the Netherlands. Appointed by the Dutch Government
“Water is scarce, we value it badly, too much causes flooding with a lot of damage and victims and too little causes instability, refugees and conflicts. Worldwide, we feel the impact of climate change most strongly through water, too much or too little. And we can all do something, now! We have been showing this in the Netherlands for centuries. Water is our culture and part of how we have developed our cities and landscapes. Water is also our economy with our ports, inland shipping and top sector water. We innovate every day. And the Upfall Shower shows all that. Less water, really less for a truly sustainable future.”
Hugo von Meijenfeldt
Coordinator Implementation Global Goals at Ministry of Foreign Affairs
“I believe that inventions such as the Upfall Shower can certainly make a big contribution to the global water and CO2 problem that we are grappling with today. The results of the shower are simply spectacular."
Trendwatcher, Digital transformation lover, Sustainability & EV + chairman of the day
"Upfall to me is the story of an innovation that is wonderfully luxurious until 30% reduces my energy at home and an entrepreneur who keeps going until it succeeds."
Anne Marie van Osch
Project Manager Renewable Energy/ Sustainable Energy
“Nowadays, all the attention is focused on energy, that is also my job at the municipality of Almere. But what is often forgotten is that the more water you have to heat, the more energy you use. That is why I think the Beterbad Upfall Shower is a great invention. You save on water and energy at the same time without compromising on comfort.”
Program manager icon project "Sustainable Wadden" at Urgenda
“When using the Upfall Shower, in our energy-neutral home on Ameland, we observed a reduction in the use of shower water of 80%, compared to a normal shower. That means considerably less hot water consumption and therefore an important CO2 reduction: that is what counts for Urgenda.”
Innovation and Project Manager Water Technology at Water Alliance and ProActBlue
“We have had the Upfall Shower at home for a few months now. The kids call it the rain shower, and that name actually fits the shower experience. In my daily work, I recommend this sustainable shower. I like to put my words into action and that's why I now have one. Sustainability and comfort come together well in this innovative product.”
Innovation Thinker & Consultant Hotel and Recreational sector
“The Beterbad Upfall Shower offers the hotel and recreation sector the opportunity to do something about the large water and energy consumption and to also reduce the flow of wastewater. I believe it is only a matter of time before this way of showering is accepted worldwide."
Director/Director Innovation Link
“The Upfall shower is the Tesla of showers. It is revolutionary economical and it brings your own water purification into your home! So no more virtually clean drinking water in the drain. And that with more comfort, hardly any maintenance and a modern design. Long shower with a good feeling."
Owner of Sier Infrared. Specialist in sustainable heating with infrared
“For future homes, heating water for the shower will remain a major problem. A home equipped with an Upfall shower will have no problem with that. The amount of hot water to be used is so small and the luxury so great that I fully believe in this “shower of the future. The Upfallshower fits seamlessly into our gas-free concept with infrared heating.”
Founder of the Energy Committee. green-motion. Energy consultancy. Specialty energy positive buildings
“If we want future generations to live in a habitable world, we will have to think and live differently. We shower daily with drinking water and drinking water is expensive. Many people do not even have access to drinking water in our world. So let's show solidarity with each other. Do not think; what can I get, but think; what can I give. Showering with an Upfall shower also saves a lot of energy and I completely agree with that. Improve the world and start with yourself, I always say.”
Managing Director Water Alliance
“Water Alliance member Upfall shower shows the innovative strength of Dutch SMEs. Converting an idea into business, with social relevance. Water and energy savings and a wonderful shower at the same time. An innovation with global export opportunities."
Herman J. Harkink
Consultant LED, Wind and Solar Energy. Circular, Sustainable Energy Solutions. R&D. GNI Forte
“As a consultant and technician in renewable energy, I know all too well that showering is the second largest energy consumer in the house. Enough hot shower water will also remain a problem in future homes. The Upfallshower is a product that, in my opinion, provides many solutions. The shower uses much less energy and water than a normal shower, produces less waste water and still allows the user to enjoy a real wellness shower.”
Thierry de Jager
Managing Director and Owner Haje Hotels
“At a time when the world is confronted with an imminent water shortage, we in the hotel world cannot look on with regret as guests take a shower for a long time. With the Beterbad Upfall Shower, we can offer extra comfort while still using less water and energy. In addition, it increases the sustainable character of a hotel.”
Former alderman Almere, director-change management-supervisor non-profit (interim)
“The Upfall Shower is exactly the innovation we need, beautiful design and a major contribution to less water consumption. I hope that many builders and consumers will find this innovation from Almere. It's worth it. Great innovation from the city that is at the forefront of innovative building."