Saint Lawrence ArticleTestimonial
EcoMaris, a training vessel on the St. Lawrence: “Young people are confronted to the river!”Between Montreal and the Atlantic Ocean, the St. Lawrence is the sea! And there is no better school of life than sailing, says Simon Paquin, founder and director of EcoMaris, the first sail training ship in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Founded in 2006, EcoMaris offers sea expeditions for young people to combine environmental and civic awareness and promote socio-professional reintegration. Interview with an outstanding navigator and trainer who reveals the secrets of the EcoMaris pedagogy on the occasion of Living with Rivers.
Senegal River Testimonial
Hamed Diane Semega: “We need to put the river’s resources at the service of regional development”On the occasion of the 9th World Water Forum hosted by Senegal last March, the Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS) was awarded the Hassan II Great World Water Prize. This distinction is a recognition of the spirit of the OMVS, which for 50 years has been working to make the river a source of integration and cooperation between the countries it crosses. This unique model, now faced with the new challenges of climate change and demographic pressure. It could serve as an example for other river basins in the world, according to Hamed Diane Semega, High Commissioner of OMVS and member of IFGR, whom we met on the occasion of this major meeting of the world water community.
The incredible story of the tsunami in Lake GenevaA tsunami on Lake Geneva, really? At the Museum of Lake Geneva in Nyon in the canton of Vaud, we learn that a wave of 13 metres swept across the lake in 563, carrying everything before it. We look back on this incredible discovery with Lionel Gauthier, curator and director of the museum.
Estelle Rouquette: “Without the Rhone, there’d be no Camargue”The Curator of the Museum of the Camargue is a privileged witness of the history and culture of this region, whose identity is marked by water. Whereas the sea is rising and the discharge of the Rhone is falling, she calls for the resources to continue living in the Camargue. F
“La Route du Rhône”, a documentary along the riverIn 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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