THE WATERTREK ASSOCIATION

Raising awareness, educating and acting to protect aquatic environments

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.

« 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, co-founder
« 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 »
Pascal d'Erm, ambassador & author

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

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 at Tidefest, a fundraiser paddle & clean-up

Tidefest is a River Thames event which took place for the first time in 2014 to highlight the recreational importance […]

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 […]
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3 THREATS AND FIELDS OF ACTION

To protect aquatic ecosystems, it’s important to reduce

Our partners

All the partners

YOU

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 :
Contact us

News

Séverine joining the Climate Reality Training in Berlin

Former US Vice President Al Gore and all his team from the Climate Reality Project were in Europe this June […]

Sognefjord Expedition

Some destinations are particularly well adapted to paddling, and Norway is definitely one of them. Suping along the fjords is […]

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 […]
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