Action Communities

We mobilise communities to take action for drinkable rivers.
These communities are led by inspired citizens, often water professionals, environmental activists, artists, business people and politicians. We encourage and assist them in this process and develop tools (action guides, courses, film) to enable concrete action towards drinkable rivers.


Mayors for a Drinkable Meuse

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.

All municipalities, regions and water authorities in the Meuse watershed are invited to join. For more information, please get in touch with us.

Please visit the Official Website

  • Listen to the interview on Dutch radio 1 with Li An and mayor Wim Hillenaar, here.
  • Listen to Boris Ravignon’s interview (french), here.
Drinkbare IJssel

Drinkbare IJssel

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.

For more information please visit the dedicated page or get in touch with Wim van Vilsteren at Waterschap Vallei en Veluwe.