Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. WaterWalks aims to raise awareness of the rapidly changing water environment of the world we live in. We invite everyone to join us in creating a visual map of our rivers and waterways with photos, videos, water quality measurements, sounds, stories and comments. Artists, ecologists, school children, art historians, urban planners or everyone who enjoys walking can become part of this global water monitoring project.
With the WaterWalks app and website you can share your own personal connection to the water: from unique birds and plants to found objects and personal stories. Discover what other people contribute and explore new routes. This is how we create a living open database of the state and future of our waterways together.
This project was initiated in the Netherlands in 2019. The next WaterWalks IJmeer take place on June 4th and 5th, and other WaterWalks are being planned in the near future.
Join us for this ambitious project and please feel free to get in touch wherever you are!
As this project started as a spontaneous and individual action no extensive preparations had been planned – the walk developed in its own dynamic. People interested in following Kate’s journey were welcome to join her, or share to a wider audience.