Water Day Round Table Discussion

“The St. Lawrence: Protecting its Lives”
Festival TransAmériques
Montréal, QC
1:00-2:30pm, Saturday May 28, 2022 

The FTA 2022 involves various rivers, a dam, belugas, and an aquarium… no coincidence, since the Festival happens to be located on an island! Water Day will interrogate our relationship to water as an essential resource, an ecosystem, a living space—and also as a dynamic entity.

This roundtable discussion brings together artists, activists, and academics to discuss protecting the St. Lawrence River and its ecosystems. To whom do rivers belong? How would recognizing the river as a legal person favour better management of its waters? What is the language of waterways? Who is entitled to potable water? How will we cope with rising sea levels and the drying up of rivers? 

Ocean Week Canada interdisciplinary artist Geneviève Dupéré is one of the featured panelists.