Erin Brokovich in conversation with David Cwiertny

December 7, 2020 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Virtual - Zoom

Please join us for a special reading with Erin Brokovich to discuss her new book, Superman's Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It, in conversation with University of Iowa's Director of Graduate Studies in Civil and Environmental Engineering, David Cwiertny.  They will also be joined by Brockovich's co-author, Suzanne Boothby.

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Erin Brockovich is the president of Brockovich Research & Consulting and the founder of the Erin Brockovich Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to educate and empower communities in their fight for clean water. She is the coauthor of Take It from Me: Life’s a Struggle but You Can Win and has her own show on PodcastOne. As a Southern California law clerk, she spearheaded a successful lawsuit against a major company on behalf of hundreds of people who had unknowingly been exposed to toxic waste. Her efforts inspired the Oscar-winning feature film that bears her name, and led her to a successful career as an environmental activist and public speaker. She is the recipient of many awards, including "Consumer Advocate of the Year" by the Consumer Attornerys of California, the "Julius B. Richmond Award" from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a nomination for the "Peoples Reporting Registry" at the International Katerva Awards. She lives in Southern California.

David Cwiertny is a Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research program broadly focuses on pollutant fate in natural and engineered systems, with particular expertise related to emerging pollutant transformation pathways and the development of nanomaterial-based treatment technologies that promote water sustainability. Cwiertny is a core faculty member in the campus-wide Water Sustainability Initiative, and has developed graduate and undergraduate courses related to society’s pursuit of sustainable water resources. Cwiertny currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, a Royal Society of Chemistry journal devoted to water research and technology in the built environment. 

Suzanne Boothby is the author of The After Cancer Diet. She is a journalist who writes about health, politics, food, and eco-conscious stories and is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.