We are committed to using the power of our proven model to remedy environmental injustices and inequities by amplifying the voices of communities lacking political clout and fair representation.
Waterkeeper Alliance is a global movement of community-based advocates united for clean and abundant water for all people and the planet.
The Alliance mobilizes citizen science*, legal advocacy, and local action to create global impact and collectively advance a shared mission to protect everyone’s right to clean water.
Spanning across six continents, our global movement continuously strives to be an accurate reflection of the communities and waters we collectively work to protect with an array of perspectives, languages, cultures, religions, lived experiences, and legal and political frameworks.
We are committed to using the power of our proven model to remedy environmental injustices and inequities by amplifying the voices of communities lacking political clout and fair representation. This commitment is guided by the following objectives:
OBJECTIVE #1: We will identify and dismantle systems of oppression and privilege to remove barriers and disadvantages throughout Waterkeeper Alliance and the global movement.
OBJECTIVE #2: We will ensure that everyone throughout the Waterkeeper movement is provided equal opportunities to engage, contribute, and thrive.
OBJECTIVE #3: We will recognize, acknowledge, and understand the benefits of diversity throughout the Waterkeeper movement by seeking authentic, respectful partnerships with diverse people, communities, and organizations to meaningfully address the expressed needs and desires of impacted people and communities in all aspects of our work.
OBJECTIVE #4: We will orient the work of Waterkeeper Alliance to celebrate, prioritize, and amplify the voices, values, and needs of the diverse communities we represent, with particular attention to elevating opportunity, access, and support for marginalized groups.
*Citizen science is the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge. Through citizen science, people share and contribute to data monitoring and collection programs. In this context, Waterkeeper Alliance uses the term “citizen” to mean a global citizen of the world versus a national citizen of a country.