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Only a few generations ago all rivers were drinkable, now almost none.

This is a sign of how we live. Canoeing an entire drinkable river, the Rupert River, in northern Québec Canada for a month taught me the value of relationships for the health of living systems. 

Only three years later, this river was not drinkable anymore as human activities changed the balance of these healthy relationships.

Now, twelve years later, I start my project Drinkable RiversTM CC with source-to-sea river walks to engage local people, monitor water(shed) quality, and act towards an economy of care.

Announcement of my Maas / la Meuse river walk 15 May – 15 July 2018

Film by Alfa Lee

Source-to-Sea Walk: River Meuse / Maas

In my source-to-sea river walks, I invite you to join and show how every simple step in each of our daily lives matters. The river Maas will be the first to walk as I was born in this watershed. During the Maas walk I will:

  • meet as many local people and organisations as possible,
  • engage children to monitor water quality in a civil science research,
  • communicate online and with events; with press, partners, artists, ...

TAKE ACTION NOW

There are many ways to support Drinkable Rivers

Sign the LifeLine

Sign the Lifeline and commit to take action towards drinkable rivers

Walk with Li An

Join Li An in her walk for Drinkable Rivers along the river Meuse / Maas

Support the Walk

Become a “Meuse/Maas Angel” and support to Li An during her walk!

Donate

Support Drinkable Rivers by making a donation

Network and Share

Connect me with people and organisations close to the river Maas


Everybody can contribute

Individuals
Schools and Parents
Clubs and Associations
Elected Officials
Business and Organisations
Press and Artists

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10 hours ago

Drinkable Rivers

May 20, day 5, Neufchateau Rouceux to Brixey-aux-Chanoines #discoveringlaMeuse.
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Drinkable Rivers

May 20, day 5, Neufchateau Rouceux to Brixey-aux-Chanoines (20km with detour getting briefly lost in the forest ;-)) #youneverwalkalone with @alfa.lee @rossi.thom Blanca, Jean-Marie and Bart. Theme of the day 'team'. Feeling super happy that my main team Thomas, Alfa and Blanca are all here..!! Feeling deeply thankful for their support.
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Drinkable Rivers

May 20, day 5, Neufchateau Rouceux to Brixey-aux-Chanoines meeting the locals along la Meuse. Working with children testing water quality. Recognising a woman who we met yesterday night at the festival. Sharing with the mayor of Domremy la Pucelle (Jeanne d'Arc's village) at the May festival. Meeting my first fisherman.
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#DrinkableRivers #peoplealonglaMeuse #citizenscience #earthecho #meetingthelocals @ Vosges (department)
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Drinkable Rivers

May 20, day 5, Neufchateau Rouceux to Brixey-aux-Chanoines. Meuse angels, Claude & Anne Munding with breakfast and Remi Baille this evening. Thank you both for welcoming our large team.
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#Drinkablerivers #AngedelaMeuse #MeusePotable @ Soulosse, Lorraine, France
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Drinkable Rivers

May 19 day 4, night 4 with Anne and Claude in Coussey. Visiting Domremy-la-Pucelle at night with May festival, dancing, learning about aquatic indicator species with Remi and Sarah.
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#Drinkablerivers #sourcetoseawalk #Meusepotable #placeofjeannedarc #whataday #ayearinoneday #youneverwalkalone @ Coussey, Lorraine, France
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