THE GLOBAL DIGITAL WATER GUILD
DIGITAL BLUE connects digital water solutions to corporate business and water strategies. Together, we catalyse solutions to improve business performance, economic development, and solve environmental and social challenges.
Corporations worldwide face challenges in water scarcity and poor quality. Many of the communities across their value chain face a lack of access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and the impacts of climate change threaten water security and resiliency.
Digital technologies provide innovative solutions to address these issues and also provide corporations the opportunity to collect, analyse and report (ESG reporting) water quantity, quality and related issues such as access to WASH.
The digital water boom has created a labyrinth of solutions without a dedicated ecosystem focused on addressing the needs of corporations.
Meanwhile, start-ups lack the essential direct access to the end-user and investors.
What we need now is access to the right digital solutions that produce real-time data and create cost effective actionable insights.
BUILD A GLOBAL DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM LIKE NO OTHER
Our mission is to accelerate the adoption, investment and scaling of innovative digital water technologies and business models for the private sector. Uniting entrepreneurs, investors, non-governmental organizations, research organizations and academia.
DIGITAL BLUE is the catalyst for action.
BRINGING DIGITAL WATER SOLUTIONS TO WICKED WATER PROBLEMS
DIGITAL BLUE is a global ecosystem that gives you unlimited access to the latest digital water innovations, legislation, news and technologies.
We promote business and economic sustainability through resilient growth, as well as tackling environmental and social issues head-on.
Through supporting the global adoption of new digital water technologies, we will play a vital role in building a sustainable, resilient and equitable society.
DIGITAL BLUE is not a traditional industry association.
We are a guild; a new wave of professionals and interested stakeholders with the purpose of advancing the adoption of digital water technologies.
We pride ourselves on quickly integrating digital solutions to achieve an accelerated speed to market.
Our guild develops and shares knowledge, provides access to ingenious digital solutions while supporting digital transformation via aligned action.
WILL SARNI | Founder/CEO Water Foundry
Will Sarni is the founder and CEO of water strategy consultancy, Water Foundry. He is also the CEO of the Colorado River Basin Fund, the first placed-based water-focused investment fund in the United States. Prior to Water Foundry, Sarni was a managing director at Deloitte Consulting where he established and led the water strategy practice. He was the founder and CEO of DOMANI, a sustainability strategy firm, prior to Deloitte. Sarni is the author of five books. He is a co-founder of WetDATA and a host of the podcast, The Stream with Will and Tom. He is a board member of Flowater, Silver Bullet, Project WET and the Rocky Mountain Rowing Club. He was the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for the WAITRO Global Water Innovation Summit 2020 and was on the Scientific Program Committee for Stockholm World Water Week from 2013 through 2019. His advisory work includes working with the 2020 X-PRIZE (Infinity Water Prize), as a Bold Visioneer for the 2016 X-PRIZE Safe Drinking Water Team and a Technical Advisor for the Climate Bonds Initiative: Nature- Based Solutions for Climate and Water Resilience. He is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Water Security.
Will's books can be found at www.willsarni.com/books
TOM FREYBERG | Founder/Director Atlantean Media
Tom believes everyone has a story to tell. Spending nearly a decade as chief editor travelling the globe for PennWell's water group, he reported on major engineering projects from Latin America, to the Middle East and South East Asia. This opened his eyes to water challenges but also the innovators and innovations available. An award-winning environmental journalist, he has had articles and comments published in The Times, The Guardian, CNN and WaterFront. In 2018 he founded Atlantean Media.The purpose? To connect people and water through inspiring and engaging content. As well as working as the communications director on the Brave Blue World documentary, he represents various organisations focused on water technology innovation, including Aquatech Global. Recently he has focused on digital water technology, advising technology companies on communication and content.
To learn more about Tom, please visit atlanteanmedia.com
RONJA SØRENSEN | Founder
Ronja is an experienced global operations, communications, and logistics professional with an industry focus in climate and water sustainability. Experiences include work as a freelance consultant, as well as working for the Capital Region of Denmark, the Global Center on Adaptation in Rotterdam, and the Adaptation to Climate Change team in Vancouver. Ronja has a master's in sustainable city engineering. She is an active member of the Young Water Professionals Denmark, a Wetskills International Ambassador, and a senior Young Scientific Programme Committee member for the Stockholm World Water Week.
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Benefits of Membership
Members have access to:
a unique virtual collaboration platform and boutique in-person programs,
multinationals with leading water and sustainability strategies,
innovative water technology start-ups and early-stage growth companies,
leading academic and successful technology transfer offices,
thought leaders and innovators outside the water sector, and
original thought leadership content.
The integrity of the guild and your privacy are paramount to us. We will never share or sell your contact information.