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 awareness-raising association dedicated to the protection of aquatic ecosystems threatened by plastic pollution, global warming, and toxic chemicals.

An actress with degrees in Foreign Languages and Cinema, Séverine hopes to increase global awareness and make this particular body of knowledge accessible by developing motivating stories and creative audiovisual content and by proposing citizen sport initiatives designed to promote our connection to nature.

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
“Watertrek combines exploration, interaction, sharing, and communication. Just as water connects people, the idea is to promote and expand, through a physical act, an awareness of the fragility of our planet and its most precious asset: water."
Nicolas Hulot,
Journalist and environmental activist

THE WATERCHAT

Water is the element most present in the world around us. It connects us all, yet each of us has a very personal relationship with it. To explore the richness of these perspectives, we're launching Waterchat – a podcast hosted by Watertrek’s founder, actress Séverine Vasselin. This interview series will present the many ways we relate to aquatic environments, to nature in general, to our bodies, and to our surroundings. It also aims to give voice to a wide range of initiatives and actions related to the environment, and to hear from those who work to protect it. 

Waterchat invites you to discover the experiences and perceptions of inspiring people, and to re-imagine, with them, our relationship to the elements.
Severine Vasselin Fondatrice Watertrek

SUP & SCIENCE PARTICIPATIVE

Watertrek paddlers use their trips and expeditions to collect environmental data and contribute to participatory science platforms in collaboration with partner structures: Paddle & Protect.

Watertrek on board Expedition Med to study microplastics

Summer 2016: Off to the Mediterranean Sea for a whole new aventure on the Expedition MED research sailboat, a French […]

Watertrek first clean-up in Brittany

As part of Sustainable Development week, Watertrek Bretagne was organizing a waste collection on Saturday, June 4th in Larmor-Plage - […]

Paddling the Oslo Fjord

Paddling on the Oslo Fjord: it's the very first weekend of autumn but the summer seems reluctant to leave and […]

Paddling in Venice

Venice town could definitely be a paradise for paddlers. It is the perfect city for lovers of water, lovers of […]
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3 THREATS AND FIELDS OF ACTION

To protect aquatic ecosystems, it’s important to reduce

VALEINE WALKS ON WATER

Valéine walks on water is a musical tale and children’s book project (inspired by Pierre & le Loup from Prokoviev) currently being developed within the association. The aim of this story is to inspire young audiences to connect with an instinctive knowledge of nature valuing respect, connection and listening skills - qualities whose importance our character Valéine will grasp throughout her adventures. Watertrek is pleased to partner with author Adèle Tariel and Danish composer Flemming Nordkrog for this project (writing phase spring-summer 2020, composition phase autumn 2020).



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The team

Séverine Vasselin

Séverine VASSELIN

Founder – General Coordinator
Portrait Pascale d'Erm

Pascale d’ERM

Ambassador
Nicolas Hulot

Nicolas HULOT

Ambassador

Claude VASSELIN

Co-Founder – Educational Advisor
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News

First presentation of "Cruising the anthropocène"

The first representation of the " Cruising in Anthropocene ", the interactive presentation designed by Watertrek to address the questions […]

SUP clean-up at Eau Vive event in Joinville

For the second consecutive year, Watertrek joined to Eau Vive event and races on May 26th and 27th, 2018 organized in […]

Séverine invited to speak at Ecogames Paris Opening Conference - World Evt Day

Séverine took the floor during the inaugural Ecogames Paris 2018 conference organized  on June 5th by Didier Lehenaff in the […]

Meeting Romanian paddlers and activists

Watertrek was officially hosted for 3 days in Romania by a delegation of stand-up paddlers determined to promote their practice […]
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