Each year, Water Docs presents our Water Warrior Award to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to protecting and raising awareness about threats and issues facing water. For the last several years, our longtime collaborators, the Student Chapter of the Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) at the University of Toronto, have partnered with us in presenting this award. This year, in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Water Docs Film Festival, we presented the award to Mark Angelo, who over the course of his life, has worked to protect the rivers of the world, created BC Rivers Day, and then created World Rivers Day. This presentation is made possible through our ReSurge Festival event and in partnership with the OWWA Student Chapter at U of T. The film "Last Paddle? 1000 Rivers, 1 Life" is a biography of our 2021 recipient.
Ontario Water Works Association, Student Chapter at UofT
The OWWA Student Chapter (OWWASC) at the University of Toronto is a student-run group that was established in 2005 and is supported by the OWWA Young Professionals Committee (YPC). The Chapter provides students with opportunities to learn about the water industry while building their technical knowledge and leadership skills, and networking with industry professionals.
The Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) is a voluntary organisation of water professionals in Ontario. Its members comprise engineers, scientists, managers, environmentalists, operators, technicians, and students. As an organisation, the OWWA provides leadership in water management and strives to be a leading resource for safe, sufficient, and sustainable water.
The following shows in this screening block have geographic viewing restrictions and may not be available in your area: Last Paddle? 1000 Rivers, 1 Life
YAYA is a short documentary about Yaya Guerrero, an environmental activist in Havana, Cuba. From the Cuban National Aquarium to the Garden of 'Tarecos' and beyond, Yaya combines creativity and community to tackle ocean pollution in her neighbourhood and inspires the next generation to do the same.
LAST PADDLE? 1000 RIVERS, 1 LIFE is an inspirational & visually stunning film that chronicles the amazing lifetime journey of renowned Canadian river advocate Mark Angelo who has paddled more than 1000 rivers in well over 100 countries, perhaps more than any other individual. Spanning the globe, the film chronicles his life-long commitment to river conservation & restoration.
In this post-screening Q&A discussion, Rick Miller (Emcee) speaks with Mark Angelo, the 2021 recipient of the Water Docs' Water Warrior Award, about his fascinating life and his drive to call attention to the state of the world's rivers and with Roger Williams and his biographical documentary film about Mark. Learn about Mark and Roger's collaboration on 2 films about rivers.
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