Thursday, 11 February 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

WaterMark Eventbrite Registration

The Film:


Watermark is a feature documentary from multiple-award winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, making their second collaboration after Manufactured Landscapes in 2006. The Film brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use. We see massive floating abalone farms off China’s Fujian coast and the construction site of the biggest arch dam in the world – the Xiluodu, six times the size of the Hoover. We visit the barren desert delta where the mighty Colorado River no longer reaches the ocean and the water-intensive leather tanneries of Dhaka. We witness how humans are drawn to water, fro the U.S. Open or Surfing in Huntington Beach to Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, where thirty million people gather for a sacred bath in the Ganges at the same time. We speak with Scientists who drill ice cores two kilometers deep into the Greenland Ice Sheet and explore the sublime pristine watershed of Northern British Columbia. Shot in stunning 5k ultra high-definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives, this film shows water as a terraforming element, as well as the magnitude of our need and use. In Watermark, the viewer is immersed in a magnificent force of nature that we all too often take for granted – Until its Gone. Abstract taken from the Documentary Website.

The Speaker:


Velma Grover

The Evening’s Itinerary:

7 pm – McMaster Water Network – Student Chapter

7:10 pm – Watermark documentary Screening

8:40 pm – Velma Grover

Hosted By:

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McMaster Water Network – Student Chapter

The evening is sponsored in part by McMaster Water Network – Student Chapter  The McMaster Water Network student chapter is the students’ arm of the newly formed McMaster Water Network.  This chapter aims to connect students across campus whose research focuses on water or who are interested in water related issues.  Currently, students mostly work in separate silos, and there is a limited sense of community or sharing of ideas or networking amongst those interested in global water issues. This chapter was founded in 2014 to build on networking that started with the McMaster Water Week held in October 2014, for which more information can be found at their website:


McMaster University – 

McMaster Outdoor Club –

MacGreen –


Ewart Angus Room 1A1 (Located By the Health Sciences Library)
Health Sciences Centre, McMaster University
1280 Main Street W. Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8 CA – View Map

WaterMark Eventbrite Registration