Do you want to get active yourself for clean drinking water and have fun at the same time? Then we are a perfect match! For us, all for water means: everyone can work for clean drinking water worldwide! We look …
Due to our team moving mostly abroad and not being in the Netherlands anymore, Corona and the effects it had on our volunteer groups and recruiting we have decided to formally close the organisation. We will keep the social media channels alive, so people can still reach out to us to get in touch with Viva con Agua, get active or even start something new in the Netherlands again.
We had a wonderful time with all of the volunteers and we will keep the VcA spirit with us!
Viva con Agua supports water projects with the vision “WATER FOR ALL – ALL FOR WATER!”. Water is next to the air we breathe the foundation of all life and a basic human right. Viva con Agua follows the vision that all humans gain access to clean drinking water, hygienic facilities and basic sanitary provision. 2,2 billion people worldwide do not have access to clean drinking water. 785 billion people of this even lack the basic provision of drinking water.
We are convinced that our vision is no utopia and that it is still possible to turn it into reality within our generation. This goal is what is driving us and therefore the foundation of our actions!
Viva con Agua Nederland, in order to achieve its vision, organizes events, collaborations and campaigns to raise awareness of the global issue of lacking access to clean drinking water. All the actions that we organize could not possibly be successful without the network of volunteers and partners that Viva con Agua Nederland entails.
This network includes a diverse group of people and organisations, which identify with the central values of Viva con Agua Nederland. These values are what guides our actions and what brings together like-minded people to follow our common mission and have fun throughout the process.
Viva con Agua was founded by a former professional football player Benjamin Adrion, from the FC St. Pauli (Hamburg), in 2006. The Dutch organisation Viva con Agua Nederland was then started by motivated volunteers from the Love Foundation Maastricht in 2015.
Due to the contiuing state of the drinking water situation in the world, Viva con Agua is still expanding and further cities within the Netherlands, but also in other countries are joining the movement.
In 2021 the former Viva con Agua Nederland team handed over responsibilities and tasks to a new group of experienced Viva con Agua supporters. With the new energy and a lot of creative ideas for the future of Viva con Agua Nederland, the team is motivated to integrate Viva con Agua more into the Dutch society and enlarge the movement.
Viva con Agua Nederland won’t be anything without its big network of volunteers, organisations and partners. The Love Foundation is one of our initial partners, which has been supporting our work and our water projects for years. But also the Waterhouse Gallery, which was started by art-loving Viva con Agua supporters, is an essential part of the Viva con Agua Nederland Family.
We are continuously trying to expand our network with like-minded people and organisations. So if you are interested in joining us, please reach out so we can figure out how that can be achieved.
How Viva con Agua works and what the organisation consists of can sometimes be a bit complicated to understand. So, if you have any questions feel free to check out our collection of frequently asked questions.