Become a Waterkeeper

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Waterkeepers and Waterkeeper Affiliates are ordinary citizens from all walks of life, united in their belief that healthy environments and healthy communities go hand in hand. Waterkeeper organizations and Waterkeeper Affiliate partners are on the frontlines of the global water crisis, using the Waterkeeper advocacy model to stand up and fight for everyone’s right to clean water.

The Waterkeeper Alliance Support team supports Waterkeepers and Affiliates by acting as a conduit to the various benefits, tools, opportunities and more that are offered and/or available through Waterkeeper Alliance.  Those include but are not limited to:

+ Waterkeeper Alliance Annual Conference
+ Waterkeeper Alliance advocacy campaigns
+ Community listservs
+ Fundraising and events
+ Legal and policy assistance and advice
+ Communications and media support
+ Waterkeeper Alliance Mentor Program
+ Professional development and training
+ Development and organizational support
+ Regional and issue-based coordination
+ Trademark and branding
+ Social media support

There are two options or entry points to consider to become part of Waterkeeper Alliance: you can become a Waterkeeper organization or a Waterkeeper Affiliate.  Each option comes with a unique set of benefits and support services offered to help you work on clean water issues in your community, and each option comes with a set of requirements you must meet to join.  Get the Support benefits and requirements for Waterkeeper organizations here, and the support benefits and requirements for Waterkeeper Affiliates here.

How To Join

If you want to become a Waterkeeper or Waterkeeper Affiliate you must submit a proposal to Waterkeeper Alliance for approval. Find proposal templates for Becoming a Waterkeeper Organization” here and “Becoming a Waterkeeper Affiliate” here.

If you have questions or need further assistance about becoming a Waterkeeper organization or Waterkeeper Affiliate, please contact: 

Sharon Khan, International Director
Pete Nichols, National Director
Bart Mihailovich, Affiliate Coordinator

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Waterkeeper Alliance provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, military status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran