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Let’s make rivers
the link between us.

Our future is linked to that of rivers, sources of life, links between human beings and reservoirs of life. To know them better and protect them, join the international movement, Living with Rivers!

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Rivers

For the 1st edition of Living with Rivers, the Rhone, the Saint Lawrence and the Senegal River speak out and dialogue with us. Listen to what they have to tell us, these living beings with myriad facets, and discover the strength of the bonds that join us with them.

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Article

Turning a scourge into an energy resource

Typha is an invasive species that has invaded a large part of the Senegal River delta and is spreading rapidly. By limiting fishing and cultivation areas and threatening local biodiversity, this environmental scourge has not been controlled for three decades and cannot be eradicated. For several years now, GRET and its local partners have been implementing an innovative strategy to transform this scourge into an opportunity by using typha as a fuel. Here is how…
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“La Route du Rhône”, a documentary along the river

In this documentary series produced by BRUT in 2021, Daniel Fiévet discovers “the Rhône River and those who take care of it”. From source to delta, these five episodes propose a journey through very topical issues: the disappearance of the Rhône glacier, hydroelectricity production, maintenance of biodiversity, urbanization of the delta… So many challenges that question the future of this great river shared between Switzerland and the Rhône.
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A meeting with Mamoudou Kane, photographer and journalist.

The geographical border between Mauritania and Senegal, the river nonetheless remains an element of the identity of the communities that people its banks, whatever their nationality. Mamoudou Lamine Kane, a photographer, poet and journalist, likes to speak of his country, Mauritania, by following this path of water, meeting the communities who live from farming, livestock breeding and fishing. For Living with Rivers, he accepted to tell us of these meetings and thus offer a narrative on his country.
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The Organizing Committee

Marie-Cécile Grisard
Director
Initiatives for the Future of Great Rivers

Camille Larminay
Project executive
Initiatives for the Future of Great Rivers

Mohamed Fawzi Bedredine
Regional Coordinator
Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River

Dr. Dominique Berod
Head, Earth System Monitoring Division
World Meteorological Organisation

Sylvain Colas
Directeur Communication et RSE
CNR

Daniel Dagenais
Vice-President of Port Performance and Sustainable Development
Port of Montreal Authority

Aurélie Gilles
Associée – Directrice du planning stratégique
Dissidentia

Cédric Lesec
External Relations and Communication Manager
Musée des Confluences

Gilles Mulhauser
General Manager
Cantonal Water Agency
of Geneva

François Pêcheux
General Manager
2p2l

Florent Peiffer
Chairman
YouBLive

Romain Vieillefosse
Deputy general manager
Digital, Creative communications, Research & Insight

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