Laura Brandes leads the Water Sustainability Project’s communications, outreach, and knowledge mobilization activities. Bringing her expertise as a writer, editor, and science communicator, her work focuses on creatively and effectively communicating new research and innovative ideas to a variety of audiences, including communities, media, governments, and practitioners. She has led the Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series since 2011, which has brought together thousands of expert water practitioners and thinkers, as well as emerging water leaders, to engage with innovative ideas on water policy and governance in Canada. Laura completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph where she studied wildlife biology and music. She is an alumna of the renowned Banff Science Communications Program and has training through both the International Environmental Communication Association and Editors Canada. Laura is the proud mother of Peter. She is also an active musician and co-founder of A Place to Listen, an experimental music concert series in Victoria, B.C.