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A new documentary film titled Brave Blue World examines how new technologies and innovations can create a sustainable water future. The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a production partner for Brave Blue World and is using the film to raise public awareness about the solutions to water challenges.
It is important to convey a sense of hope and spirit of optimism for water. By showing a path to a sustainable water future Brave Blue World can help
us to influence leaders, increase resources, change policies, and improve stewardship of water.
The pioneering water film features compelling stories, beautiful scenery, and examples from across five continents to show novel ways of tackling water problems. It explores developments in areas such as water reuse, nutrient recovery, energy generation, decentralized treatment, and the digitization of water. The film includes interviews with a variety of water of incredible water leaders to discuss California’s water future.
Watch the documentary, then join CWEA and our panel of incredible water leaders to discuss California’s water future. Registering to watch the documentary will also register you for this Zoom webinar.
Mehul V. Patel
Mehul V. Patel is the Executive Director of Operations for the Orange County
Water District. He oversees water treatment and groundwater recharge
operations. Mehul has been with the District for more than 20 years. He was formerly Director of Water Production and oversaw the operations,
maintenance and staff responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Groundwater Replenishment System.
Megan Yoo Schneider is CWEA’s Vice President. She is a registered Professional Engineer who represents Division 7 on the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) Board of Directors. Her professional experience, passion for water, and dedication to her community influenced her decision to run for the MWDOC Board in 2016.
Emily Tianshi is a high school student at the Cambridge School in San Diego and winner of the California Stockholm Junior Water Prize. Her project offered an approach to deal with freshwater scarcity by harvesting atmospheric moisture. Her study focused on developing a fog harvesting device that biomimics Torrey Pine needles which are known for their moisture capture abilities.
Tom Kunetz is the Immediate Past President of the Water Environment Federation. He is currently the Assistant Director of Monitoring and Research for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, and is also on the Board of Directors of the Water Research Foundation. He has over 35 years’ experience in the water sector as
an environmental engineer.
Dr. Glen Daigger is a former president of the International Water Association and professor at the University of Michigan. Daigger’s research focuses on advanced wastewater treatment include nutrient removal and recovery, treatment process optimization and control and the highly efficient coupled attached and suspended growth systems.
Wendy Wert, PE, BCEE is CWEA’s President. She is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer with the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles
County. For the past 20 years she has been working on programs that rely on public participation to integrate water supply, water reuse with wastewater facilities planning