April 15, 2021 EnvironmentIndustry

Award-winning documentaries to feature at Digital Congress

Three compelling documentaries on the water industry – Brave Blue World, Lords of Water and Dry Times – will be exclusively available to Digital World Water Congress registrants. The documentaries will be available free to registrants during the event, which takes place virtually from 24 May – 4 June 2021.

These captivating titles shine light on crucial issues related to water, such as the financialisation of water, innovative water technologies and solutions, and ways of adapting to and coping with water scarcity, droughts and climate change.

IWA Communications and Marketing Director Mike Morgan Giles comments:

“IWA is delighted to announce that we will be showing three major documentaries to our audience of water leaders. We hope that these documentaries will spark debate, innovation and change, especially among young water professionals who have the power to shape a water-wise future.

“We encourage anyone in the water sector to sign up now for the digital congress, to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to watch these compelling documentaries.”

More details on the three documentaries as follows:

  • Brave Blue World (2019): Brave Blue World paints an optimistic picture of how humanity is adopting new technologies and innovations to re-think how water is managed. The film highlights scientific and technological advancements that have been taking place, often behind the scenes, to ensure the world’s population has access to clean water and safe sanitation services and the environment is protected.


  • Lords of Water (2019): They call it ’blue gold.’ Banks, investment funds and hedge funds are all rushing to invest billions of euros in anything related to water. From California to Australia, from New York to London via Marseille, they investigate the financialization of water. It’s a battle taking place on many fronts: ideological, political, environmental, and of course, economic. Awards: Special Jury Award (Water, Sea, Oceans International Film Festival 2020, Czech Republic), Coup de Coeur du Jury du Prix Tournesol au Festival du Film Vert 2020 (Switzerland).


  • Dry Times (2020): Dry Times looks back to 2016, in the midst of California’s worst drought in decades. The story follows three individuals across the state, hundreds of miles apart, all uniquely affected by the same drought. Dry Times brings these personal stories together to show California’s vast connection with water, and how weather impacts each of us differently.


Registration is still open for the event, which also includes presentations, networking, and presentation of the IWA Awards. Register now at digital.worldwatercongress.org.