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.

Just happened !

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.

Get Involved

Sign the Lifeline

Monitor your river

Make a donation

Partner with us

Walks 2023

Thames Walk
(Sept-Oct 2023)


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Recent Articles

Meuse Film Tour – 2022 Retrospective

This June 2022, Li An Phoa went on a Tour along the Meuse to screen the film Drinkbare Maas (Meuse à Boire), by Thom Verheul (2020). The film retraces the steps of Li An’s 1000km walk along the Meuse (2018). The film was screened in several towns along the Meuse,...


Join a Drinkable Rivers event near you or online!

7 Dec 2023

Stemrecht voor de Maas

Blue City, Rotterdam, NL

More info

22-24 Mar 2024

Bad Ischl Water conference with Schauberger.

More info



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
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