On June 4th and 5th, LUDWIG and StrandLAB Almere presented WaterWalks IJmeer: a two-day explorational walk along the IJmeer. This entire weekend we invited everyone to share their own personal connection to the IJmeer with the WaterWalks app: from unique birds and plants to found objects and personal stories.
By walking along the IJmeer with this app, people became part of the larger WaterWalks project, initiated by LUDWIG as a global water monitoring project to raise awareness about the rapidly changing water environment. Through the app you could share stories, record sounds and conversations, take photos, make videos, share interesting links and even water-quality measurements. You could also discover what other people contributed and explore new routes. This is how we create a living open database of the state and future of our waterways together.