Drinkable Rivers Citizen Science

PULSAQUA advises and assists the Drinkable Rivers Foundation on its citizen science activities. Among others we help to design, maintain, and improve the measurement kit, we advise and develop the Drinkable Rivers community and data management, and we assist in the general coordination of events.

Drinkable Rivers works towards a world with drinkable rivers. By engaging people to experience their river through citizen science on water quality, they will understand the importance, grow love and care towards drinkable rivers. Monitoring our rivers also helps to track progress: www.drinkablerivers.org.

Drinkable Rivers works with hubs throughout the world. These hubs serve as Drinkable Rivers’ activation and distribution points. They have all received the same measurement toolkit and communication materials. The hubs help us activate their networks and share the kit with their community. We collect data on pH, EC, temperature, nitrate/nitrite, hardness, e-coli, surroundings, and more. The data is also visible here.

Furthermore, together with twelve universities, Drinkable Rivers organized a nation-wide event, called Alle Scholen Verzamelen! (All Schools Unite!) in 2020. Primary schools throughout the Netherlands joined Drinkable Rivers citizen science and monitored flowing fresh water in their area. We will organize this event again on 28 May 2021.


The Drinkable Rivers Citizen Science project contributes to the following SDGs:


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