Webinar Recording: CWEA Expert Panel Discusses Brave Blue World Documentary

Technology and Innovation

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A recording of our October 14th Brave Blue World panel discussion.

A new documentary film titled Brave Blue World examines how new technologies and innovations can create a sustainable water future. The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a production partner for Brave Blue World and is using the film to raise public awareness about the solutions to water challenges.

It is important to convey a sense of hope and spirit of optimism for water. By showing a path to a sustainable water future Brave Blue World can help us to influence leaders, increase resources, change policies, and improve stewardship of water.

The pioneering water film features compelling stories, beautiful scenery, and examples from across five continents to show novel ways of tackling water problems. It explores developments in areas such as water reuse, nutrient recovery, energy generation, decentralized treatment, and the digitization of water. The film includes interviews with a variety of water experts, as well as high-profile advocates Matt Damon and Jaden Smith.

The California virtual screening and panel discussion are supported by CWEA,  and WEF. Graciously sponsored by GHD.


California Brave Blue World Expert Panel


Megan Yoo Schneider is CWEA’s Vice President. She is a registered Professional Engineer who represents Division 7 on the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) Board of Directors.

Emily Tianshi is a high school student at the Cambridge School in San Diego and winner of the California Stockholm Junior Water Prize.

Tom Kunetz is the Immediate Past President of the Water Environment Federation. He is currently the Assistant Director of Monitoring and Research for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, and is also on the Board of Directors of the Water Research Foundation.

Mehul V. Patel is the Executive Director of Operations for the Orange County Water District.

Dr. Glen Daigger is a former president of the International Water Association and professor at the University of Michigan.

Wendy Wert, PE, BCEE is CWEA’s President. She is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer with the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County.