Rivers are vital for all life on earth, rivers are our lifelines.
Get involved and work with us towards a world with drinkable rivers.
Sign the Lifeline
Monitor your river
Make a donation
Partner with us
The LifeLine is a personal commitment to make steps towards drinkable rivers.
The more Lifeline signed, the more momentum the project will take, and the more seriously elected officials and businesses will consider acting towards drinkable rivers.
Make a personal commitment towards drinkable rivers, now.
Please fill in the online form in your own language using the following links and encourage others to sign their LifeLine as well.
Monitor your River
Become a Citizen Science Hub and start monitoring your river with the help of our application.
Make a Donation
Drinkable Rivers is on a big mission with a small budget. You can support us with a donation or organise a fundraiser like our friends at BioVerbeek.
Launching a fundraiser with BioVerbeek
Partner with Us
We cooperate with a variety of individuals, universities, companies and (semi-)government organisations to achieve a world with drinkable rivers. These are some of the partnerships we have developed over the years.
All Schools Unite!
Together with twelve universities, Drinkable Rivers organised a nation-wide event, called Alle Scholen Verzamelen!, in which 95 primary schools and 2400 kids throughout the Netherlands joined Drinkable Rivers citizen science and monitor flowing fresh water in their area.
University College Roosevelt (UCR)
Together with teachers and students of UCR in Middelburg, we organised a data crunch and analysed the data of the our citizen science programme. Associate Professor Renate van der Weijden works actively with our core team in designing the chemical research methodology for this study. Associate Professor Ilke Ercan adopted Drinkable Rivers as a case for the engineering project course Sensing Systems for Sustainability.
Amsterdam International Water Week
The Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) found inspiration in Drinkable Rivers and especially in our action community Mayors for Drinkable Rivers. AIWW formulated an Amsterdam Agreement in order to support the Meuse Mayors network and build a global mayors network for drinkable rivers.
Water Authority Hollands Noorderkwartier
There are 21 water authorities in the Netherlands, they are the oldest governing body in the country. One of them, Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier organised a five-day strategy retreat, called Terranautica, to develop a biodiversity vision. Drinkable Rivers’ founder Li An Phoa was invited to join the 40+ group during the whole week to lead walk & talks and contribute to their innovation sessions.