Welcome to the Berlin River Camp 2016 !

The Berlin River Camp 2016 is a transnational meeting for water conservation. During one week , participants from all over Europe will gather in the German capital to experience and learn about water in the city.

 * Link to the Berlin River Camp page *

Discover and apply up-to-date ways of sensing water in the city via group work on water policy and digital mapping, enjoy intercultural activities and a local Big Jump, and discuss your ideas with water experts from politics, administration and civil society.

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“We do not inherit water from our ancestors, we borrow it from future generations.” BJC 2015

Experiencing water in the city, through activities on water quality and the rediscovery of urban rivers, ecological continuity of the river, new challenges linked to climate change.

The participants will discuss the Water Framework Directive (WFD) in exchange with administrators, politicians and social innovators and will produce, present and discuss a policy brief on water in the city.

The transnational meeting is also the opportunity to share water-related experiences from all over Europe. Engage with your rivers and lakes with the help of our tool box and its online modules, and join us in Berlin to present us our actions and share your experiences!

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Start now !

How can you participate?

Get active for your river, lake or coastal area! To do so, we recommend that you draw from the river action tool box. It offers you free online modules to learn about water conservation and what you can do. You are of course also welcome to plan your own creative actions.

Once you are ready, contact your national coordinator and tell them about your actions and ideas. Deadline: 30.5.2016. The national coordinator will then select the participants. For the contact addresses see our partner page.

During the Berlin River Camp, the participants will, among others, conduct water quality tests, counter-map water in the city, meet politicians at the German Parliament (Bundestag), draft a youth manifesto on water in the city, visit offices of water suppliers, attend presentations of activists and politicians and of course, jump together in the river Spree!

You can find more information on this page, and a description in German on this page.

A detailed schedule will be posted soon!