The Project

Drinkable Rivers and LUDWIG joined forces along the riverbanks of the Amstel. This was the first edition of Waterwalks – an exploration of the rivers of the world. In this experimental pilot we walked along the river Amstel to collect scientific and ecological data, images, sounds and any other sources that might be of interest. Various aspects of the river are explored and discussed with the people that live alongside the river by a team consisting of watershed mobiliser Li An Phoa, composer Kate Moore, programme maker Quirine Winkler and volunteers of Sensemakers. All the gathered information was directly streamed to the website

After their walk they collectively met at the WaterWalks Control Room in Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam and shared experiences with the audience.

The aim for the WaterWalk project is to create a living database of the rivers of the world and to enable new information to be added at any point in time.

October 23-24 2019
River Amstel

Li An Phoa: whole systems ecologist, philosopher and entrepreneur
Kate Moore: composer
Quirine Winkler: freelance programme maker for water, climate adaption and sustainability



Wed, October 23, 2019
Thu, October 24, 2019
River Amstel
WaterWalks – A walking confluence of LUDWIG and Drinkable Rivers along the Amstel