All around the world people and all life forms belong to a river system, a watershed. In this river system, we are a family where water is our bloodline.

When we will have drinkable rivers, it means that all relationships in this watershed are healthy. Drinkable Rivers could be indicator of healthy living.

Drinkable Rivers activates river families to care for our rivers.
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Li An Phoa: Drinkbare Rivieren film impression (subtitles nl, en, fr, de, es)

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World’s first civil science of water quality of an entire river

With World Water Day 2019, Drinkable Rivers is happy to announce to be world’s first people-led research of water quality of an entire river and to share her findings. Last summer Li An Phoa executed this baseline study during her 60-day 1061 kilometer walk along the river Meuse. Together with 500 local people, Li An collected the data from the source in France to the North Sea in the Netherlands.

Explore the data generated by 500 local people
along the entire river Meuse

Released for World Water Day 2019,
available in fous languages (en, fr, nl, es)



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