30 May 2013

Festival de l'Oh : RainGain meets hundreds of inhabitants of the Paris region

by Rosa Vicari / École des Ponts ParisTech

Every spring, the Marne and the Seine river sides become very lively during Festival de l'Oh!, a great event dedicated to water in all its forms that takes place in Val-de-Marne (France) since 2001.

On the 25th and 26th of May 2013, the RainGain partners attended the festival to present the project to the general publicThe RainGain tend was located on the Charentonneau Island, in the Marne river, and a free boat service from Paris was provided by the Conseil général de Val-de-Marne. About 300 people visited the tend and the exhibition on the RainGain outcomes in the Paris region: 85 adults participated to a scientific quiz on the project implementations, while their children were involved in the experiments of the "Crazy Scientists" on meteorology, radar technology and urban water cycle.

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