The Camargue Between Two Water-Ways: The Rhône and the Sea

with Estelle Rouquette

Participant(s)  Estelle Rouquette

At the crossroads of the fresh waters of the Rhône and the salty waters of the Mediterranean, the Camargue has not ceased to be subjected to their movements since its geological formation.
These movements are consecutive to the evolution of the climate. Being “between two water-ways” expresses an indecisive situation, in precarious balance. It reflects the position of the Camargue between the two arms of the Rhône and the Mediterranean Sea, exposed to the climatic events that have shaped it over time and human activities. Climate change is currently leading to a rapid decrease in freshwater resources, salinization of the soil, the retreat of the coastline and the multiplication of exceptional weather events.

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