We mobilise communities to take action for drinkable rivers.
Mayors for a Drinkable Meuse
On Saturday October 19 2019, eleven mayors from France, Belgium and the Netherlands launched “Mayors for a Drinkable Meuse” in Charleville-Mézières, France. This mayor network learns and works towards Drinkable Rivers. The mayors have signed a declaration and the municipalities have agreed to work together to improve the water quality of the Meuse with the common long term vision of a Drinkable Meuse.
In the summer of 2021 we walked from the source of the IJssel to its mouth in the IJsselmeer. 200 kilometers in ten days. Along the way people signed our manifesto to work towards a Drinkable IJssel in 30 years time. This aim is supported by twenty organisations in the IJssel watershed, ranging from municipalities, provinces, regional and national water authorities, drinking water producers, farmers and cultural organisations.
Youth for Drinkable Rivers
We are a community of young people with a passion for water. Some of us are young professionals, some are students, and some of us just have a big heart for healthy rivers. We spread the story about drinkable rivers to amplify the voice of the river – together with Li An. We organise different activities for a wide audience and involved parties. We connect with current events to create awareness about water quality, working towards our dream that one day we can take a sip from our local river.