The Rhône River Centre in Givors (France) is the oldest of the network’s member associations. Since 1988 it has been observing, analysing, interpreting and acting on the Rhône, Europe’s second river in terms of construction projects.
Over the years and seasons of close contact with the Rhône, its banks and its stakeholders, the Centre has put together a body of information (studies and research) and brought together a wealth of resources (documents, images, audiovisual records and interviews). It has helped set up a number of networks: The Rhône Network, Direction Rhône, fantastic sailing stories. To ensure ease of access to resources and to help people keep up to date on river news, the Centre has developed several tools: a river heritage database, the fleuverhone.com portal, a calendar of summer events. In direct contact with the general public and with professionals (architects, engineers, landscapers…), it runs workshops on tomorrow’s river and is developing educational support tools (raconte moi ton fleuve). Exhibitions, publications and a policy of welcoming visits from the public all form a part of the daily life of the team behind this most unique of associations.
Contact: Stéphanie Beauchêne, firstname.lastname@example.org
(translated from French by Jacqueline Graves)