THE WATERTREK ASSOCIATION

Raising awareness, educating and acting to protect aquatic environments

Séverine Vasselin in Norway

“I am deeply convinced that the current ecological state of our planet is the result of a profound androcentric alteration and manipulation of our relationship to nature, typical of the Anthropocene. This was the impetus for my desire to explore new ways of considering this connection to nature - reliance - by combining storytelling, the imagination, physical experience, and adventure. This is the heart of Watertrek.”

Séverine Vasselin, Actress & Environmentalist – Founder of Watertrek

 

Watertrek is an organization invested in raising awareness for the protection of water and aquatic ecosystems threatened by plastic pollution, global warming and toxic chemicals.

The organization combines storytelling (creative content production such as films and animations), sports (paddle-boarding) and science (citizen and participatory sciences) to get back in touch with nature. It offers a fun, embodied approach to environmental education concerning our focus areas of zero-waste, raising awareness and reconnection.

Creativity and movement are the driving forces within Watertrek, inspiring people to shift their perspective and take action.

“Watertrek invites us to ‘go with the flow,’ to let ourselves fall in love with water again while actively engaging with it –riverbanks, beaches, the high seas… A heart-body-mind involvement in the fluidity of the feminine energy of water imparted by its founder.”
Pascale d’Erm,
Environmental author and journalist

Our contents

Couverture podcast Waterchat
Falling back on fantasy, shifting our stories and representations are the key elements for evolving and then taking action. Watertrek makes use of films, podcasts, theatrical performances and conferences to talk and exchange on the theme of water in an inspirational way. We make ourselves available for all those who would like our intervention.

OUR LATEST PRODUCTIONS

Watertrek presents its podcast Waterchat

The health crisis has forced us to brainstorm on new ways to raise awareness about protecting nature while locked in […]

Facebook lives

Due to lockdown, Watertrek is launching a series of Facebook live conferences to address environmental issues in times of quarantine. […]

A first Waterquizz during the Course de l'Eau vive

In order to raise awareness on the urgent issues of climate change, chemical pollution or plastic waste, Watertrek has recently […]

Plastic Ocean Festival joins Tidefest

Tidefest was hosting the 7th session of the Plastic Ocean Festival on Sunday, the 10th of September, and once again, the […]
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PADDLE & PROTECT : 
SUP & SCIENCE PARTICIPATIVE

Watertrek selects the citizen science protocols developed by partner organizations which can be used from a stand-up paddle board or by hikes along the water. Our efforts are focused on indicators which allow the furthering of knowledge related to plastic pollution, the effects of global warming and the presence of toxic chemicals in water. They also allow us to expand our data on platforms developed by the scientific community and to guide institutional efforts.

OUR LATEST INITIATIVES

Watertrek is launching 2 collaborative maps

Watertrek is launching 2 collaborative mapping tools: the first Watermap aims to list existing stand-up paddle clubs around the world. […]

A giant snake built out of trash during a paddle expedition throughout Belgium

The stand-up paddle board expedition through Belgium launched by Belgium-born Wim Pyl has arrived safely, not without a fresh dip […]

Plastic Pollution Expedition on 3 Belgian rivers launched by our friend Plastic Monster

Launched by the Belgian stand-up paddlers Wim Pyl, his sister Tineke and Jan Moermans, who already paddled that exact same route in 2017, a group […]

Descent of the River AA between Remilly and Setques for Stéphane's northern crew

3 stand-up paddle boards, 5 hours of paddling along the Aa river between Remilly Werquin and Setques in the north […]
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3 THREATS AND FIELDS OF ACTION

To protect aquatic ecosystems, it’s important to reduce

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Support us and take action?

Support us with a donation :
Make a donation
Apply for volunteer or internship opportunities :
talent@watertrek.org
Ask for a conference in your organization :
contact@watertrek.org
Participate as a paddler or hiker to collect scientific data :
paddle&protect@watertrek.org
Register on our watermap as a SUP club :
Fill out the Watermap SUP clubs form
Others inquiries :
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News

Watertrek is launching 2 collaborative maps

Watertrek is launching 2 collaborative mapping tools: the first Watermap aims to list existing stand-up paddle clubs around the world. […]

A giant snake built out of trash during a paddle expedition throughout Belgium

The stand-up paddle board expedition through Belgium launched by Belgium-born Wim Pyl has arrived safely, not without a fresh dip […]

Plastic Pollution Expedition on 3 Belgian rivers launched by our friend Plastic Monster

Launched by the Belgian stand-up paddlers Wim Pyl, his sister Tineke and Jan Moermans, who already paddled that exact same route in 2017, a group […]

Watertrek joins the Plastic Pollution Coalition in Los Angeles

Watertrek has joined Plastic Plastic Pollution Coalition, a global alliance of more than 1,200 organizations in 75 countries working toward […]
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