Water and Industry: Brave Blue World Movie Screening and Panel Discussion
A recording of this event is available here.
Webinar Format: Zoom
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Join Rutgers Global and EOAS for a virtual screening of the documentary Brave Blue World. Narrated by Liam Neeson, this documentary challenges some of the commonly held myths and assumptions about water, and introduces the pioneers and innovators at the front-line addressing global water and sanitation challenges in new and creative ways.
After the screening, a cross-industry panel of students and early-career professionals will answer questions and discuss their vision for the future of water and how they might be a part of the movement to solve the global water crisis using their power as professionals working for public and private sector companies.
Student Panelist Information:
Holly Berman is a fourth-year doctoral candidate at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Holly’s research interests focus on the social dimensions of resource consumption and climate change. She is a graduate research assistant in the Department of Human Ecology, working with an interdisciplinary multi-university team on a National Science Foundation funded project, “Reducing Household Food, Energy and Water Consumption: A Quantitative Analysis of Interventions and Impacts of Conservation”. She is a Coastal Climate Risk and Resilience Trainee working to bridge communication gaps between scientists, policy makers, and community stakeholders around climate adaptation issues.
Shreya Patil is a junior studying Environmental Engineering at the Rutgers School of Engineering. She is currently working as a research assistant in the Water Quality Lab in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, working to analyze microplastic particles in aquatic systems. Shreya has also externed at civil and environmental consulting firms during her winter breaks, working on stormwater management reports and learning first hand about the remediation industry and this summer will be interning at an environmental consulting company as part of their Environmental Construction Remediation team. She is involved with the Students for Environmental and Energy Development (SEED) organization on campus, through which she competed with a team of students in a water filtration competition to design and build a sustainable, fully-functioning water filter that went on to win 1st place.
Lovedeep Kaur is a senior studying Public Health with dual enrollment in the School of Arts and Sciences and Edward J. Bloustein School School of Planning and Public Policy. Her passions lie in health disparities, mental health, and maternal, infant, and child health reformation. She is currently interning at Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute (RGTI) where she analyzes and organizes medical consultation data. Serving the community and others is a significant part of the work that Lovedeep does outside of school. She has served as a site leader for Rutgers University Alternative Breaks (RUAB) where she was responsible for leading a week long trip focusing on HIV/AIDS in New York City. Upon graduation, Lovedeep will be continuing her education by attending an accelerated nursing program.
Alexander Coward is a 2020 graduate of the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University. He is currently a logistics analyst within Johnson & Johnson’s Consumer Health division where he spends his time analyzing the impacts of business-partner policies on company objectives. While a student Alexander worked under Dr. Mathew Elmore of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences assisting his research studying novel strategies of controlling weeds with fewer pesticide inputs. He is interested in discovering ways to improve and encourage the cooperation between corporate, governmental, and academic stakeholders on the subject of environmental protection.
Sienna Scian, Moderator
Sienna Scian is a senior studying supply chain management at Rutgers Business School. Her academic experience with classes such as Supply Chain Environmental Management and Green Purchasing and Basic Scuba Diving has reignited her passion for taking care of the Earth’s resources, especially water. After watching the Brave Blue World Documentary, she answered the question “What would you do?” by getting in touch with Rutgers to host this event. She is proof that one person with enough knowledge can make a difference and inspire a movement.