Citizen Science

Drinkable Rivers runs an ambitious citizen science programme. This programme enables people to monitor the health of their rivers. Ultimately, it also helps us to track progress towards our goal: a world with drinkable rivers.

About the programme

We currently have 65 citizen science hubs in 22 countries. These hubs are run by enthusiastic people who mobilise volunteers around them to join. Most hubs are part of local environmental organisations, schools, visitor centers or companies.

We provide our hubs with:

  • a professional, standardised measurement kit,
  • an introduction workshop and videos for ongoing support,
  • manuals and instruction videos,
  • a data platform for data sharing and mutual learning.

All hubs use our professional measurement kit and share their research data on our data platform. We collect 14 different measurements related to: location, shape, environmental health, chemical composition, physical aspects, and more.

Join us!

Do you want to join our citizen science programme? That’s fantastic!

Join a hub

Please go to our data platform and join a hub in your area as a member.

Create a hub

Interested to set up a new hub in your area?

If you would like to join our online info session:
2 July 17:00-17:45CET: register here.

If you wish to register as a new hub, please fill in this form and we’ll get back to you!

The next subscription deadline is 24 July 2024

Drinkable Rivers’ citizen science entails:

(~50 measurements of 14 different variables)

Instruction manuals

Instruction videos on YouTube

Data platform

Drinkable Rivers Hub logos (personalised)

(online) Workshops

Q&A sessions and other events.

One-time participation cost: 520 euro (including all the above)

Featured Hubs

Hub in the spotlight – Meet Charlotte & Antoinette – VechtIJsseldelta

Inspiring example of a striving hub: Vecht IJssel Delta

Hub in the Spotlight – Meet Ingrid – De Wissen

Teaching teachers and children to monitor the Meuse.

Hub in the Spotlight – Meet Cathrine – Nourish Life

Cathrine measures the Yuvarlakçay river in Turkey

Please find here our articles about
our Citizen Science actions

River data

Go to our data platform and join a hub as a fan to discover the health of our rivers.