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CLEANDANUBE

swimming for a pure and plastic-free river.
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In summer 2021 Andreas Fath is swimming the Danube.

 

From the Black Forest to the Black Sea.

 

For a clean river free of plastic.

 

CLEANDANUBE

swimming for a pure and plastic-free river.
become a partner or sponsor

In summer 2021 Andreas Fath is swimming the Danube.

From the Black Forest to the Black Sea.

For a clean river free of plastic.

One challenge –

many projects

Researchers have found more plastics in the Danube than fish larvae. More than 4 tons of plastics reach the Black Sea from the Danube. Every single day.

We are committed to a clean river rich in life and biodiversity. For people and nature.

Andreas Fath

Through his activities in the Rhine and Tennessee River, Andreas Fath is a passionate swimmer who has made a name for himself internationally and in numerous TV programs as the “Swimming Professor”.

The chemist is currently researching microplastics and training for his big swim in summer 2021.

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weeks

goal

Once again, I am impressed by Professor Fath’s dedication. I think it’s great how he manages to draw people’s attention to the immense importance of clean water. Such approaches are important to educate the world about sustainable development, especially to reach people who don’t usually don’t care about this.
Franz Untersteller

Minister for Environment, Climate and Energy in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

project moduls

The focus of the project is on creating public awareness of the pollution in the Danube and creating an appreciation for a natural sphere brimming with life and biodiversity. The spectacular achievement of swimming the world’s most international river for two months is the central theme that runs through the individual modules of the project and from whose public impact they benefit.

CAMPAIGN

Full attention for a clean Danube.

More plastic than fish. 4 tons of plastic flow from the Danube into the Black Sea – every single day. Our campaign follows Andreas Fath on his journey – we are taking a high-profile stand for a nature without plastic waste, micro-plastics or polluted water.

EDUCATION

A touring knowledge workshop

Making microplastics tangible, showing ways to clean up rivers – with our tried-and-tested interactive stations and learning materials, we follow Andreas Fath on his way down the Danube. Together with our partners, we offer additional environmental education opportunities on site.

RESEARCH

Water sampling and analysis. Every single day.

Microplastics, industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nitrate, phosphate, COD (chemical oxygen demand) and artificial sweeteners – with our mobile laboratory and in cooperation with international research institutions, we sample and analyze the entire course of the Danube.

FILM

An adventure for the screen.

Pictures are worth a thousand words. A professionally produced Impact Film will document Andreas Fath’s journey in the Danube and convey the issue of water pollution. In this way, our concern will reach so many more people.
Once again, I am impressed by Professor Fath’s dedication. I think it’s great how he manages to draw people’s attention to the immense importance of clean water. Such approaches are important to educate the world about sustainable development, especially to reach people who don’t usually don’t care about this.
Franz Untersteller

Minister for Environment, Climate and Energy in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

project partners

The project is implemented by AWP in cooperation with Andreas Fath, his team and Furtwangen University.

 

The AWP – association for wildlife protection e.V. is a nonprofit organization based in Freiburg, Germany. Since 2011, AWP has been supporting and implementing species protection , nature conversation and educational projects worldwide. In recent years, Cameroon and the Danube region have become our focus. Our projects are financed through donations and grants.