Capital Regional District

Lost Rivers: A Canada Water Week Film Screening & Panel Discussion
March 18, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
University of Victoria
University of Victoria, Hickman Building, Room 105
Victoria, BC
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The Capital Regional District’s Integrated Watershed Management program and UVic’s Project on Ecological Governance (POLIS) invite you to attend:

FILM: Lost Rivers (see trailer @
DATE: Tuesday, March 18th 
TIME: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: University of Victoria, Hickman Building, Room 105 
COST: Free 
AUDIENCE: youth & adults

Join us this Canada Water Week for a film screening and panel discussion exploring the long history and interactions between natural waterways and our urban environments. Lost Rivers (CatBird Films) will take us across the globe, retracing the history of lost urban rivers by plunging into archival maps and going underground with clandestine urban explorers. We’ll search for the disappeared Petite Rivière St-Pierre in Montreal, the River Tyburn in London, England, the Saw Mill River in New York, and the Bova-Celato River in Bresica, Italy. Could we see these rivers again? To find the answer, we’ll meet visionary urban thinkers, activists and artists from around the world.

Following the film, we will turn our thinking to local water priorities in the Victoria region--including green infrastructure, stormwater utilities, and collaborative restoration efforts--through a moderated panel discussion with local experts:

-Scott Murdoch, Registered Landscape Architect, Murdoch de Greeff Inc.
-Ed Robertson, Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Victoria 
-Nikki Curnow, Coordinator, Bowker Creek Initiative 
-Kirk Stinchcombe, Sustainability Specialist, Econics & Strategic Advisor, POLIS Water Sustainability Project (moderator)

With support from the RBC Blue Water Project, this event is being hosted by the Capital Regional District, POLIS Project on Ecological Governance at the University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies, and the University of Victoria Department of Geography.  

For more information please contact:

Natalie Bandringa at or 250-360-3149
Laura Brandes at or 250-721-8189. 

Hope you are able to join us!

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