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Canada Water Week Event: “Lost Rivers” – Online Film Screening & Panel Discussion

March 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


With Canada Water Week/UN World Water Day just around the corner, we want to make sure you are aware of what we have planned and invite you to join us!

The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and its Okanagan WaterWise outreach and education program are partnering with UBC Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience and Ecosystem Services (BRAES) to present a special ONLINE screening of “Lost Rivers”.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with a few of the people involved in “daylighting,” and “re-wilding” projects in the Okanagan, helping draw attention to these hidden and important waterways and bringing them into the light.

This is a FREE event, but numbers are limited. Pre-registration through Eventbrite is required. Registrants will be sent a confirmation email, as well as a reminder email the day before the event with further details on how to join us!


About the Panelists

Aleksandra Dulic is a UBC Okanagan Associate Professor of Creative Studies and Principal Investigator with UBCO’s Okanagan Waterways project, a multi-media project to draw attention to the waterways of the valley. She is also a member of BRAES.

Darryl Arsenault is a fisheries biologist at Arsenault Environmental Consulting. He was project manager for Kelowna’s Fascieux Creek daylighting project at KLO Middle School and has been working on creek rehabilitation in the Okanagan for the past 23 years.

Kari Alex is a fisheries biologist and fluvial geomorphologist with Okanagan Nation Alliance and has been involved in several water-related rehabilitation projects including the Okanagan River Restoration Initiative.

Anna Warwick Sears is the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s Executive Director and will provide an overall context to the importance of these projects in addressing flood concerns, habitat conservation, and more.

If you have any question please contact Carolina Restrepo at carolina.restrepo@ubc.ca.


March 25, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Additional Info

Event Type
Conference, Film
Environment and Sustainability
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Families, Partners and Industry, Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates