Water Ways: Understanding the Past, Navigating the Future

 webcast recordings · Workshop Schedule · Public Event

The UBC Centennial Emerging Research Workshop on Water will be held on March 8-11, 2016.

The workshop is one initiative that will celebrate the 100th anniversary of UBC’s first graduating class. It will bring together leading water experts from UBC, the global academe, NGOs, and the public to share knowledge and advance emerging ideas. 

The workshop aims to connect the diverse community of water researchers at UBC across multiple disciplines. In doing so, the workshop and the post-workshop strategy session will aim to generate a practical roadmap for building a cohesive and comprehensive water research cluster.


Webcast recordings for the workshop session on March 9 and 10 are now available for on demand viewing. Click the links below to access the sessions.

March 9, 2016: Climate System & Design + Hydrology

March 9, 2016: Health + First Nations

March 10, 2016: Treatment & Re-use + Water Policy

March 10, 2016: Environment & Natural Resources + Water Futures + Discussion

Public Event 


Confronting the Fractures: A World Water Day Screening + UBC Researcher Panel Discussion of Fractured Land

As part of the Centennial Emerging Research Workshops on Indigenous Studies and Water, UBC is co-presenting a World Water Day (March 22) screening of the celebrated documentary Fractured Land. Presented in partnership with Vancity Theatre, the screening will be followed by a panel discussion with leading UBC researchers, moderated by Mark Forsythe, author and former host of CBC Radio’s Almanac .


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This workshop is being developed in partnership with



For more information on the workshop, please contact the workshop coordinator:

Sameer Shah


As UBC celebrates its 100th year, we invite you to join us in acknowledging that this workshop will take place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. We thank the Musqueam Nation for its hospitality and support of our work.