English Pressletter about the 11th Dutch World Water Day

English Pressletter about the 11th Dutch World Water Day

maart 18, 2019 Uncategorized 0

On Friday, March 22, the Rotterdam based Aquarius Foundation is organizing for the 11th year the Dutch World Water Day with support of the annual Rotterdam Swim!

5 rivers
This year the following five rivers will be cleaned from the city hall of Leiden to the city hall of Rotterdam over a distance of 45 km:
– New Rhine (all the way)
– the Rhine-Schie canal (all the way)
– the Schie (completely)
– the Maas (part)
– the Rotte (part)

Route
This 45 km waterway, which will be cleaned in 24 stages of approximately 2 km each, connects 1.5 million people living and / or working in 40,000 companies, 6 municipalities (Leiden, Leidschendam-Voorburg, The Hague, Rijswijk, Delft and Rotterdam), 3 universities, 3 water boards and 1 provinces.

National World Water Day
In 2015 the annual World Water Day river clean-up from the Aquarius Foundation took on a national character when they organized the largest one-day river cleaning in Europe by cleaning the New Dutch Water Line from Loevesteijn Castle to Muiderslot Castle. In that year they cleaned 45 forts spread over a distance of 140 km along the New Dutch Waterline.

Three-day festival
In that year, the Dutch World Water Day also grew into a three-day festival with this year at:
– Thursday, March 21, the 5th Poetry For Water Festival in Rotterdam,
– Friday 22 March in addition to the aforementioned 45 km river cleaning, also a Lunch in Leidschendam, a Solar Bottle Boat Race in Delft and a World Water Day Party in Rotterdam
– Saturday 23 March the World Water Day Film 2019 in the Omniversum in The Hague

2009-2018
www.wereldwaterdag.nl/geschiedenis
Incidentally, the Aquarius Foundation has cleaned more than 300 km of river with thousands of volunteers in recent years. It concerned the following rivers and routes:
– 2009 the Schie in Historical Delfshaven (500 m.)
– 2010 the Rotte in Rotterdam (4 km)
– 2011 the Amstel in Amsterdam (3 km)
– 2012 the Oude IJssel from Germany to the Netherlands (5 km)
– 2013 de Laak in The Hague (4 km)
– 2014 the Oude Rijn from Harmelen to Katwijk aan Zee (50 km)
– 2015 the New Dutch Waterline Clean (140 km)
– 2016 from Amsterdam to Rotterdam (90 km)
– 2017 the Haringvliet (1 km)
– 2018 the Schie, the Rotte and the Maas (8 km)

Partners
This 45 km long river cleaning is made possible by:
Provinces: South Holland
Municipalities: Leidschendam-Voorburg, The Hague, Delft and Rotterdam
Sponsors: Huis Der Zotheid
Partners: Summer University the Netherlands, Dutch Design Battle, Art Drawing Center, Aquarius Foundation and the International Youth Film Festival

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Contact
Aquarius Foundation
Erik Van Loon
info@wereldwaterdag.nl
+316 3826 5666

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