Drinkable Rivers

Towards a world of Drinkable Rivers

Not so long ago, most of our rivers were drinkable.

But not anymore. 

We work to make our rivers drinkable again.

Happened in Fall 2023!

Read the daily highlights of our Drinkable Thames river walk (Sep 17th to Oct 17th)

Our book is now available in bookstores around the world!


What we do

River Walks

Walking along rivers to engage with people and activate them to care for rivers.

Citizen Science

Engaging people to experience rivers by doing citizen science on water quality.

Action Communities

Building networks in watersheds to initiate actions towards drinkable rivers.


Stay up-to-date of all the buzz around Drinkable Rivers:


Join a Drinkable Rivers event near you or online!

13 Apr 2024

Drinkbare IJssel & boederij IJsseloord

11:30-13:30, Arnhem
Meld je aan

16 Apr 2024

The Nature of Cities

More info,
Join online presentation

20 Apr 2024

Clear Water Public Sail Hudson
Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

More info

22 Apr 2024

Film Premiere ‘Our Blue World’ in New York 7-8:30PM at FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall

26 May-8 Jun

Berkel river walk
Route & planning



Drinkable Rivers with Li An Phoa (Jan 2024)
Listen on: Upstream ; Spotify ; Apple Podcasts
First Mile joins Thames River Walk with Li An Phoa, founder of Drinkable Rivers (29th Nov 2023)
The First Mile
Berkshire: Couple’s month-long trek for drinkable river water (11th Oct 2023)
Nederlandse rivieren moeten weer drinkbaar worden (22nd Mar. 2022)
NPO – Radio 1
Listen (NL)
We maken onszelf schoon, maar de natuur vuil (13th Jan. 2022)
Read (NL) ; Read PDF (NL)
Li An Phoa – Behoud je enthousiasme (15th Dec. 2021)
De Standaard
Read (NL)