Environment, Merger of continental ans coastal populations

Whitewater Pulse, the merger of continental and …


Who is behind this?

Sabrina Colsenet

Association de Préfiguration de la SCIC Whitewater Pulse



Who is joining forces?

Alsace Champagne Ardennes Lorraine Council



European Community Women Ambassadors Program



European Parliament



The project is also helped by MOUVES France, an organisation supporting social entrepreneurship. Besides, I've been developping the project thanks to quite unusual partnerships between sportive structures, NGO dealing with the ecology and the protection of natural water resources, industrials, competitivity fibres centres, the EURES Portal but also artists and even osteopaths ...The Maud Fontenoy Fondation is thinking of a way to help me as well as Prince Albert II of Monaco Cabinet.

Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Whitewater Pulse is a non-profit responsible project aimed at bringing continental and coastal populations together in Europe thanks to the creation of innovative sustainable indoor whitewater parks, making it possible to exchange experiences, attend training sessions of a new kind, co-think and co-suggest new ideas that could be used by stakeholders, industrials or politicians and contribute to the creation of new bio-sourced waterslide equipments.

Where will your idea take place?

Moselle, Lorraine, France

Why does Europe need your idea?

Facing such vital issues as ocean rising level, climate change, water pollution or climate refugees makes it a neccessity to co-think and co-create solutions by bringing continentals and coastals together because the problems we all have started facing with at a coastal level first are bound to impact the lives of continental populations in a serious inevitable way too. In that respect, we have to anticipate those changes and future needs of European citizens.

What is your impact?

Bringing together continentals and coastals that have nothing in common at first sight, having them merge, share experiences related to whitewater practises on rivers, seas, oceans and co-think, co-create our future society : we will limit the use of petro-sourced waterslide equipments and co-create a new bio-sourced line of waterslide material, we will co-build a " welcome plan " to integrate climate refugees, we will reinforce cohesion and promote a new intercultural international connexion.

How do you get there?

Working on the creation of the sustainable whitewater parks is my first step; I've asked for pieces of advice from the French architect Jacques Rougerie. Next to that, I've also joined the international whitewater federations as well as the Maud Fontenoy and Jean-Michel Cousteau's Fondations, among others, to have them help me thicken the training sessions contents. Finally, I've joined a French Competitivity Centre to develop a new line of bio-sourced waterslide equipments that could be built and used in Europe.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

The future European society will inevitably be impacted by vital issues (rising of ocean level, floods, climate refugees migration) That will occur in less than a decade according to experts that have studied the phenomenon and reported it at the last global climate conference. Citizens have to anticipate those changes, co-think solutions that they could suggest stakeholders, politicians in order to co-create a coherent society based on a new economy taking those drastic issues into account.

What makes your idea stand apart?

Merging into a place where you, continental or coastal European citizen, can practise whitewater activities (coached by educators coming from all over Europe and more ), attend innovative training sessions combining linguistical, sportive, artistic and ecological axes, contributing to co-thinking, co-building a coherent society, promoting the use of bio-sourced waterslide equipments on European rivers, seas, oceans and spreading the vision of a more unified, responsible and adaptable society.

€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 100000000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Travel and accomodation ( 1000 EUR); public relations ( 2000 EUR); creation of the website dedicated to the project ( 3500 EUR); personal costs ( 500 EUR); registration fees for the registration of the association ( 1900 EUR); Fibres Competitivity Centre membership ( 400 EUR); technological studies (30 000 ); trademark registration fees ( 500 EUR)

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Can we go on accepting that 97% of waterslide equipments worldwide are petro-sourced ? Can you agree that efficient policies dealing with the impact of climate change on our rivers, seas and océans have to be co-built by all European citizens, may they live on coastal or continental areas because those vital issues are bound to impact European society as a whole ? Do you agree that water is a vital link between populations and can be a source of unification ?


Sabrina Colsenet

Idea created on March 8, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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