GWRS is Featured in Brave Blue World Movie

Water is vital to life on Earth. Water scarcity already affects every continent and more than 40 percent of the people on our planet, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Yet Brave Blue World, a feature length documentary narrated by actor Liam Neeson, shows hope for grand scale water fixes in the future, because many valid solutions are being used today, including the Groundwater Replenishment System, which was featured in the newly released movie.

Orange County Water District Directors Denis Bilodeau, Dina Nguyen, Tri Ta, and Ahmad Zahra and Executive Director of Operations/GWRS Mehul Patel, who was interviewed at length about the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) and appears in the 50-minute documentary, attended the blue carpet premiere held at the Paramount Theatre in Los Angeles in December.

“Brave Blue World covers inspiring innovations across five continents that could lead to a sustainable water future,” said Mehul Patel. “It was an honor to have the GWRS—which produces 100 million gallons per day of drinking water to supplement that found in nature—be chosen as one pioneering role model. It is especially noteworthy because we are celebrating our 12th year in operation (January 2020) and we have produced more than 300 billion gallons to date.”

To view the movie trailer, visit For additional information about the movie or to host a local screening of Brave Blue World, visit For information about the GWRS, visit