In Amsterdam,we focused on canal water and the workforce behind its operations. The pop up radio station was set up at the end of a pier overlooking the IJ, the main man-made river which connects Amsterdam through the North Sea Kanal and the Ijsselmeer. . We asked workers to bring a tool for the live interview and a sample of water from their workplace.

These are the water samples from the water workers we met in Amsterdam. Each one leads you to the worker’s interview.

Local Interviews


Cor Oudendijk, Former Head of Port of Amsterdam and Rijkshavenmeester


Maartje Faasse, Hydrologist with Waternet


Ingrid van Grootveld, Informed Layman

Uljan Uliu Skipper of Ferry with GVP 


Stefan Heidbuurt, Teamleader brug-en Sluiswachten with Waternet,


Aaldrik Zaaiman, Historian and City Guide at Amsterdamse Cultuurhistorische vereniging 


Kim Cohen, Geosciences Professor, University of Utrecht 


Jan Rienstra, Project leader, Environment Manager, Rijkswaterstaat


Tido Anema, Skipper with Waternet,


Soesja Brunink, Advisor Climate Adaption with Arcadis Amsterdam

Joost Stoffels, Water System Analyst with Waternet,

organised by Jimmy Grima, Ira Melkonyan, Annefleur Schep, Nathan Fain, Isobel Dryburgh, and Daniel Teunissen Dramaturgical Support Lisa Skwirblies, Florian Malzacher  Technique Nathan Fain Artistic Advice Silvia Bottiroli, Lara Staal, Joachim Robbrecht. With the support of  DAS Theatre, Made possible by the festival Oerol, Over ‘t IJ Festival en StrandLab Almere