Our Mission

Waterkeeper Alliance is the world’s fastest growing environmental movement, uniting more than 220 Waterkeeper organizations around the world and focusing citizen action on issues that affect our waterways, from pollution to climate change. Our Waterkeeper organizations are on the frontlines of the global water crisis patrolling and protecting more than 1.5 million square miles of waterways on six continents.

Swimmable, Drinkable, Fishable Waterways Worldwide

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.