Source Waters Film Premiere on World Water Day, March 22nd, 2021

Source Waters Film Premiere on World Water Day, March 22nd, 2021 
When: March 22nd, 2021 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Where: Online (via Zoom)
New film shines spotlight on the Red Deer River watershed in central Alberta

Join the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance on Monday, March 22nd (World Water Day) at 1 pm for the virtual premiere of our new short film Source Waters: The Rivers That Shape Us.

Filmed in 2020, Source Waters provides essential context for those wanting to learn more about the landscapes, communities, and waters of the Red Deer River watershed in central Alberta. 
Starting in the mountainous headwaters of the Red Deer River watershed in Banff National Park, and travelling eastwards to the Village of Empress, just shy of the Saskatchewan border, the documentary takes viewers on a west to east journey across the watershed. Along the way, the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance talked to scientists, elected officials, ranchers and agricultural producers about the big picture of the watershed.

Register now to join the RDRWA and partners for the virtual film premiere, followed by a moderated discussion with panelists from across sectors. Click here to register for this free event.


  • Dr. John Pomeroy – Director, Global Water Futures
  • Mayor Terry Leslie – Town of Sundre
  • Margo Jarvis Redelback – Executive Director, Alberta Irrigation Districts Association
  • Eric Gonzalez – Filmmaker and Director of Source Waters

Want to see more? Watch the trailer for Source Waters here and follow the RDRWA on Twitter (@RDRWA) and Facebook ( to stay connected. We will be sharing behind the scenes footage, a blog, and more in the weeks to come. The film will launch on social media platforms after the event. #SourceWaters

What is World Water Day?World Water Day is celebrated internationally on March 22nd every year. The theme of this year’s event is “Valuing Water” and explores the different ways people value and connect to water. 

AcknowledgmentsSource Waters was directed by Eric Gonzalez and supported by a talented crew of creative professionals. The project was supported through funding from the Alberta Ecotrust Foundation, the Alberta Real Estate Foundation, Dow Canada, the Red Deer and District Community Foundation and Rocky View County.