Various links about water & daylighting


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An interview by Gregor Craigie of CBC Radio Victoria

On February 25, 2019, Movie Monday screened the film LOST RIVERS which looks at daylighting projects in London, England; Seoul, Korea; Brescia, Italy; Yonkers, New York and a few other cities. The film examines the history of urban rivers around the world and current approaches to better managing and appreciating them. As public outreach, Gregor Craigie of CBC's On the Island interviewed Dorothy Field (for RBCR) and Soren Henrich (for Bowker Creek Initiative) about two creeks in Victoria and their projects' goals of daylighting and remediating them, as well as various innovative approaches to deal with storm water run off. These issues become ever more crucial as the seas rise and disastrous storm events flood our towns.

Many thanks to Bruce Saunders of Movie Monday and Gregor Craigie for their support as well as to the many neighbours who filled the theatre to capacity and stayed for a Q&A afterwards.

Here is that interview:




‘Never Give Up on Any Waterway’   Bringing new life to Burnaby’s buried and abused creeks, streams and wetlands.

Focus Magazine article "Towards rewilding a city creek" by Maleea Acker. An interview with Dorothy Field about Rock Bay Creek Revival. Jan/Feb 2017

An article in Popular Science

Ghost streams' sound supernatural, but their impact on your health is very real.

Viktor Schauberger, the Austrian water wizard.

"Viktor Schauberger (1885-1958) had a deep understanding of the role of the Divine in Nature’s evolutionary process. He regarded water as a sacred organism.  He made an extraordinary contribution to knowledge of the natural world, intuiting what we now recognise as the quantum or subtle energy effects of water. His understanding was built up from shamanic and experiential observation of Nature in the untamed Alpine wilderness. His motto: “Observe and Copy Nature”.   He was critical of textbook theory and the arrogance and lack of imagination of ‘experts’ and refused to go to college, believing that he would lose his intuitive gifts." 


Video Documentary on YouTube


Here are links to a few books (PDF downloads).

Nature as Teacher
The Water Wizard
Hidden Nature
"The Secrets of Water" video on YouTube

"City Watersheds" - Article from The Colonist, April 11, 1946

From Wikipedia -

Timeline of the Greater Victoria Water System

Rock Bay, Victoria

A Video -

Bringing Water to Victoria - A film by Eric Tolman

Gorge Waterway Initiative

Patricia Johanson

A major environmental artist. We wish we could hire her.

Bowker Creek Initiative

- a sister endeavour in Victoria

KWL Kerr Wood Leidal

- engineering firm that did the remediation of Rock Bay

Ravenna Creek Daylighting Project

- in Seattle

The St George Rainway Project

- in Vancouver

Mosquito Creek Watershed

- in North Vancouver


Pogue's Run

- in Indiannapolis

The Tokyo Files

The underground rivers of Tokyo

BBC - News from Elsewhere

Athens to open up ancient river

If you are interested in maps:

UVic Digital Map Collections