We Do

Waterkeeper Alliance strengthens and grows a global network of grassroots leaders protecting everyone’s right to clean water.

Our Impact

Whether on the water tracking down polluters, in courtrooms enforcing environmental laws, advocating in town meetings or teaching in classrooms, Waterkeepers speak for the waters they defend—with the collective strength of Waterkeeper Alliance and the backing of their local communities.

2.77M Square Miles of Waterways Protected
300+ Waterkeeper Groups
45+ Countries
1.1M Volunteers & Supporters Worldwide

How We Work


Our Recruiting Department is responsible for expanding membership so that the local fight for clean water becomes a powerful global...


Our Training Department is responsible for setting up each Waterkeeper group for success by providing the tools and resources necessary to be the most effective clean water advocates on earth...


Our Organizing Department is responsible for ensuring the needs of Waterkeeper groups are met, uniting them as a powerful global force...


Our Advocacy Department is responsible for championing change and building coalitions to fight pollution and protect watersheds...

Your Local

More than 300 local Waterkeeper groups, protecting waters on six continents.

Waterkeeper Warriors

Waterkeeper Warriors, presented in partnership with Culture Trip, showcases 20 Waterkeepers who have fought and won some of the most significant clean water battles of the past 20 years and face the greatest challenges of the future.

Project Osiris

A bold expansion of our successful model of organizing local communities to protect their watersheds.

Protecting the Amazon Basin and Rainforest

Through Project Osiris, Waterkeeper Alliance has prioritized the Amazon Basin as one of the world’s most iconic and endangered water bodies in critical need of protection. With an initial focus in Peru, Brazil, and Ecuador, we will recruit local and Indigenous-led groups to amplify their voices—and Indigenous knowledge—for the protection of the Amazon Basin and Rainforest.

Waterkeeper Magazine

Reporting from the front lines of the planetary environmental crisis. These are the stories you won’t find anywhere else covered in such depth and uncompromising force.