Inaugural Wisconsin Water Week to feature “Brave Blue World” film followed by discussion “Wicked Water Challenges in Wisconsin”
NEW Water participating in panel discussion following film, moderated by Water Environment Federation President Lynn Broaddus.
As part of the inaugural Wisconsin Water Week, the documentary “Brave Blue World” will be shown, which highlights global advancements in water, and features commentary from leading scientists, engineers, as well as actor Matt Damon, co-founder of Water.org. The film will be followed by a panel discussion called “Wicked Water Challenges in Wisconsin,” hosted by Lynn Broaddus, President of the Water Environment Federation.
March 9, 2021 Panel: Think Globally, Act Locally: On, Wisconsin! (Wicked Water Challenges & Solutions in Wisconsin):
- Lynn Broaddus, President, Water Environment Federation
- Tom Sigmund, Executive Director, NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District
- Kevin Shafer, Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
- Nancy Quirk, General Manager, Green Bay Water Utility
- Steve Elmore, Bureau Director, Wisconsin DNR, drinking water and groundwater
- Todd Ambs, Deputy Secretary Wisconsin DNR
- Eric Ebersberger, Assistant Deputy Secretary at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Wisconsin DNR
- Tony Myers, Jacobs Engineering
- Marissa Jablonski, Executive Director, Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin
“WE ENVISION A DAY WHEN EVERYBODY HAS ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION AND WE ENVISION THAT IN OUR LIFETIME.”
—Matt Damon, Actor and Co-Founder Water.org
“Brave Blue World explores the technologies and innovations that have the potential to solve the world’s water crisis. The film highlights scientific and technological advancements that have been taking place to ensure the world’s population has access to clean water and safe sanitation services and the environment is protected.
“Narrated by actor Liam Neeson, Brave Blue World features scientists, engineers and activists from around the world, including actor Matt Damon, co-founder of global non-profit Water.org, and actor and musician Jaden Smith, co-founder of non-profit 501CThree.”