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JOIN US for our annual fun & informative movie night, celebrating UN World Water Day & Canada Water Week!
The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) - Okanagan WaterWise and UBC Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience and Ecosystem Services (BRAES) invite you to a special ONLINE screening of "Lost Rivers," followed by a panel discussion, on Thursday, March 25, 7-9 PM. 

We bring the entertainment; you bring the popcorn!

“Lost Rivers” is the story of almost every industrial city, where countless rivers once flowed freely. But as cities grew, we polluted rivers so much that they became conduits for deadly waterborne diseases like cholera. Our solution two centuries ago was to bury rivers underground and merge them with sewer networks. Subterranean explorers discover the hidden river networks of London, Brescia, Montreal and Toronto, and explore initiatives to resurface and revitalize these forgotten waterways long kept secret.

Following the film, join us for a conversation 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.

Our Q&A guests:
• ALEKSANDRA DULIC, UBC Okanagan Associate Professor of Creative Studies and Principal Investigator with UBCO’s Okanagan Waterways multi-media project.
• DARRYL ARSENAULT, fisheries biologist and project manager for Kelowna’s Fascieux Creek daylighting project at KLO Middle School.

• KARI ALEX, fisheries biologist and fluvial geomorphologist with Okanagan Nation Alliance, involved in several water-related rehabilitation projects including the Okanagan River Restoration Initiative.

• ANNA WARWICK SEARS, Okanagan Basin Water Board's Executive Director, will provide an overall context to the importance of these projects in addressing flood concerns, habitat conservation, and more.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a FREE event, but numbers are limited. Pre-registration through Eventbrite is required at https://lostrivers-okanagan.eventbrite.ca/.  

Find the trailer and more information about the film, "Lost Rivers," at https://catbirdproductions.ca/en/productions/lost-rivers.


Rain Barrel Sale



Live in the Central Okanagan?

We are pleased to, once again, partner with the Regional District of Central Okanagan’s Waste Reduction Office and offer rain barrels for sale for a limited time. Limit of two per household.

Composters are also available, which are another great way to reduce waste, feed your garden and reduce water use!

Learn more. Find our news release here.

Ready to order? Pre-order here











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