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.