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The world’s watersheds are a vital component of our planet’s well-being. They are the filtration systems for the world’s fresh water, their ecology home to myriad species of plant and animal life, their wild spaces integral to humanity’s well-being. Dalal Hanna is a freshwater ecologist and National Geographic Explorer. She grew up exploring the rivers and lakes of rural Quebec and Ontario, a passion that has her pursuing a PhD at McGill University and sharing her wisdom on the intricacies of watershed health with youth.
In our third installment of a virtual reality project we’re working on in partnership with National Geographic and YouTube VR, we follow Dalal as she heads on research expeditions into the wilds north of Quebec City and Ottawa, two bustling Canadian metropolis’ fed by beautiful, albeit complex river systems when it comes to protection, land-use, recreation, and human development. Stay tuned for more as we prepare to launch the series in Fall 2019. Words by @mitchellgscott // @natgeo , @insidenatgeo @dalal_el_hanna @sherpascinema @steve.hendo