« I am deeply convinced that the current ecological state of our planet is the result of a profound alteration and instrumentalization – androcentric – of our relationship to nature, typical of the anthropocene. Hence my desire to explore new ways of considering this connection to nature – reliance – by combining narrative, imaginary, physical and adventurous experiences. This lies at the heart of the Watertrek project.”
Séverine Vasselin, Actress & Environnementalist – Founder of Watertrek
Watertrek is an awareness-raising association dedicated to the protection of aquatic ecosystems threatened by plastic pollution, global warming & toxic chemicals.
An actress with both a degree in Foreign Languages and in Cinema, its creator Séverine hopes to awaken conscience and make a certain field of knowledge accessible by developing stories and creative audiovisual contents likely to impact its audience and by proposing citizen sport initiatives designed to promote our connection to nature.
Creativity and movement within the Watertrek project are real levers to encourage changes of perspective and action.
“Watertrek invites us to follow the flow to let us fall back in love with water while actively engaging with it – the banks of its rivers, beaches, the high seas… A heart & body & mind commitment in the fluidity of the feminine energy of water driven by its founder».
Pascale d’Erm, Godmother
“The Watertrek project combines discovery, encounter, sharing and exchanges. Along the water that connects people, the idea is to spread and amplify, through a physical gesture, an awareness of the fragility of our planet and its most precious asset: water.”
Nicolas Hulot, Godfather
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.
To get in touch with the Waterchat team : email@example.com
Watertrek paddlers use their trips and expeditions on the water to collect environmental data and feed participatory science platforms in collaboration with partner structures: Paddle & Protect.
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 (https://www.la-charte.fr/repertoire/tariel-adele/) and Danish composer Flemming Nordkrog for this project (writing phase spring-summer 2020, composition phase autumn 2020). To contribute financially and support Valéine, you can use the link to the HelloAsso donation platform on this website and type Valéine in the comment box, or get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank you for your interest.
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