At Fondation Rivières, we regularly encourage projects that work in the same direction as our mission, namely the protection of rivers and therefore, drinking water. This is why we recommend the very relevant documentary Drop too much, which plunges us directly into the St. Lawrence River, under the direction of Nathalie Lasselin. Through the adventure she films, the extraordinary scuba diving tour of the Island of Montreal, she shows us the many problems with our water, often hidden, that we must face.
La Goutte de Trop exposes a persistent issue in Quebec
These problems are recurring throughout Quebec: throughout the documentary, we are also taken to the Montreal water treatment plants, in Saguenay where we meet a mayor grappling with major problems, at a beach where citizens bathe in sewage, as well as with citizens who find solutions to resolve the issue of our overconsumption .
Rarely have we seen such precious images and testimonies. The problems to be corrected are known, the solutions must be put in place, and this is where we are directing our efforts at the Foundation.
“In Quebec, drinking water is inexhaustible.” This myth persists, and it is imperative that the government takes its responsibilities in managing it. Citizens cannot work alone: we need a collective and sustained effort to prevent the loss of our most precious natural resource.
Watch the trailer:
To see on the Télé-Québec website: The drop too much