The Mission of the Waterkeeper Movement

Waterkeeper Alliance connects and supports local Waterkeeper programs to provide a voice for waterways and their communities worldwide.

To champion clean water and strong communities, Waterkeeper Alliance:

  1. Supports and empowers member Waterkeeper organizations to protect communities, ecosystems, and water quality;
  2. Promotes the Waterkeeper model for watershed protection worldwide; and
  3. Advocates for issues common to Waterkeeper programs.

The Waterkeeper movement’s mission is for swimmable, drinkable, fishable waterways worldwide. Our belief is that the best way to achieve this vision is through the Waterkeeper method of grassroots advocacy.

Waterkeeper Alliance is the voice for the world’s waters, from the Great Lakes to the Ganges. Where waters and communities are protected by active Waterkeeper programs, we make sure they never have to stand alone; where waters lack protection, we advocate on their behalf, and for all communities whose right to healthy water is threatened.