Rhone FestivalCome and talk about the Rhone and the great rivers in this artistic and friendly festival! Agir pour le Vivant will take place at the Musée Gallo-Romain in Vienne from 21 to 23 July. An opportunity to discover the very first stand dedicated to Living with Rivers, and to protect the rivers together.
Rhone ExhibitionWho has not already enjoyed the pleasures of bathing in the water of Lake Geneva in summer? Lionel Gauthier, the curator and director of the Museum of Lake Geneva, turns to this very popular pastime on the occasion of Living with Rivers: bathing in this large French-Swiss lake crossed by the Rhone. A story of prudishness, pollution, developments and different uses, the history of bathing is fascinating and tells us much about our eras and desires.
Saint Lawrence ArticleStratégies Saint-Laurent is a key player in the governance of the St. Lawrence River. Composed of twelve ZIP Committees (Comités ZIP – Areas of Prime Concern)* in Quebec, it promotes interregional and national cooperation as well as the involvement of local communities along the river to preserve it. An educational component was quickly added to these two main missions, to make all users of the river aware of its strong contribution to the development of Quebec but also of its vulnerability. Jean-Éric Turcotte, Director General of this innovative organization, tells us about the pressures that weigh on the St. Lawrence today and the solutions that are developed to deal with them.
Senegal River ArticleTypha 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…
Senegal River PictureTestimonialThe 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.
Saint Lawrence ExhibitionIn the north of the Gaspé Peninsula, Exploramer is not a museum like the others: after having seen the aquarium and the exhibition rooms, leave to discover the maritime St. Lawrence, on foot or by boat, for a total immersion! Meet Sandra Gauthier, director of Exploramer, who explains how the museum has succeeded in creating content and activities for the general public while contributing to scientific and industrial research on the St. Lawrence.
Saint Lawrence ExhibitionTestimonialThey are five professional painters from Quebec, united by the same topic of work and the same attachment: the St. Lawrence River. Since 2016, they have traveled the shores of the river, in search of the most beautiful light, the most beautiful landscape. They have reported, each with their own style and vision, their relationship with the St. Lawrence. For Living with Rivers, they comment on their creations and, much more, their love for this giant.
Saint Lawrence VideoImmerse yourself in the world of the Port of Montreal thanks to these five videos on the jobs of port agents. Located 1600 km from the Atlantic coast, the Port of Montreal is strategically located in the heart of North America and serves 110 million consumers.
Senegal River ArticlePictureFrom human beings in business to human beings close to nature; from high-level positions in France to helping the poorest in Senegal: Yves Barou has had an incredibly rich and atypical career, whose common thread is a commitment to others and to social justice.
Rhone PictureCamille Moirenc has been travelling along the Rhone for more than 15 years. From his native Provence, he began to photograph the river, mixed with salt water in the delta of the Camargue or more corseted in Arles or in Avignon. Then, he went further north, discovering other landscapes, other uses, until its source in the glacier in Switzerland. For Living with Rivers, he agreed to make the opposite journey and tell us, through his photos, what is his Rhone…