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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.
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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.
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.
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One River, Five Views: The Journey of the St. Lawrence PaintersThey 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.
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
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