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 40 citizen science hubs in 15 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 toolkit,
  • an introduction workshop and workshops for ongoing support,
  • manuals and instruction videos,
  • a data platform,
  • a community platform for mutual learning.

All hubs use our professional toolkit and share their research data on our data platform. We collect different kind of measurements: location, shape, environmental health, chemical composition, sensory aspects…

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? Fill in this form and we’ll get back to you!


River data

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