A new documentary covers an incredible journey to meet with environmental pioneers who are finding solutions to one of the world’s biggest challenges – water.

After filming across five continents, hearing from the innovators changing the global water landscape and gaining support from high profile activists Matt Damon and Jaden Smith, the result is Brave Blue World, a documentary that paints an optimistic future for the most valuable resource. The journey’s next step will be a Hollywood premiere on December 16, 2019 at the Paramount Theatre, Los Angeles.

“This is a huge milestone for us. The Brave Blue World documentary is a collaboration and celebration of the scientific and technology advancements that have been taking place, often behind the scenes, to deliver water services,” said Paul O’Callaghan, executive producer and founder of BlueTech Research, who spearheaded the project.

“From a NASA research centre, where we learned how water is recycled in space and a textile plant in India that is meeting 90 per cent of its water needs from recycled water, to the world’s largest algae-powered wastewater treatment plant in Spain and a children’s home in Kenya, where 50 litres of water a day is being provided from humidity in the air, we heard many inspiring stories. We’re tremendously excited to be able to share these with a wider audience and move water up the global agenda as an issue we can solve in our lifetime,” he explains.

The project’s biggest surge of support so far came at Web Summit, Lisbon, one of the largest technology events in the world.  Paul joined Jaden Smith and Gary White of Water.org, a company he co-founded with Matt Damon, for a panel discussion that raised awareness about Brave Blue World to an audience of 15,000 people from the tech world.

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According to O’Callaghan, there is often an apocalyptic picture painted about the millions of people lacking access to safe sanitation and water. But through Brave Blue World, we can spread the message that the situation is improving, the technology is there, and within our lifetime we can cure these global problems.”

BlueTech Research provides investors, water companies, researchers and regulators with the latest information at their fingertips. The company provides clarity and critical analysis on emerging water technology market areas as it maps and analyzes the water technology innovation landscape.

Brave Blue World has been made in association with Prospect Arts production company, and partners WEF, DuPont Water Solutions, SUEZ, L’Oreal and Xylem. Impact partners also include Water.org, Water Alliance, Aqualia and 501cTHREE.

To view the official trailer click here.


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