World Water Day 2012 (Vancouver Events)

The Program on Water Governance is collaborating with a number of organizations to organize public events in Vancouver to celebrate UN World Water Day 2012. Click on the links below for further information, or contact Gemma Dunn (

March 6th – 14th: (Gallery Concourse, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Granville Island)
An art exhibition and event series examining the spaces in which we live through the lens of water. Visit for more information.

Wednesday March 21st (7pm): “Bodies of Water” Dance Performance (Roundhouse Community Centre)
Opening by elder Florence James. Public Dance Performance and Workshop by Seonagh Odhiambo and her troupe Asava Dance at the Roundhouse Community Centre. Plus screening of short film ‘imush q’uyatl’un – Florence James and Karolle Wall. Visit for more information.

Thursday March 22nd (8:30am-5:30pm): Canadian Water Resources Association & Engineers Without Boarders all day seminar on water and food security at Performance Works, Granville Island. Featuring guest speaker Scott Niedermayer, former NHL defenseman and Freshwater Ambassador for World Wildlife Fund – Canada. For more information and registration click here. This event will be followed by “On Edge Readings and Special Screening” at 7pm at Emily Carr University of Art and Design (see below). THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!!

The Global Transboundary International Waters Initiative and the Institute of Asian Research are hosting a lunch time discussion session on transboundary water issues. This will be held in Room 120, CK Choi building, UBC Vancouver Campus on Thursday March 22nd from 12:30-2:30pm.

Thursday March 22nd (7-8:30pm): “On Edge Readings and Special Screening” (Lecture Theatre SB 301, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Granville Island)
Readings by Lee Maracle and Michael Blackstock, followed by the screening of Samaqan: Water Stories with Director Jeff Bear. This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit