Devesh Bharadwaj, Pani Energy's CEO, was fortunate to be invited to speak as one of five "Water Technology Idols" at the Global Water Summit in Paris, one of the top events for the water and desalination industry.

The first time Devesh Bharadwaj got on a plane was when he left his home country India to attend the University of Victoria in the technology-focused province of British Columbia where the foundations of his company, Pani Energy were established.

I was reading the 100th Anniversary Issue of Forbes when I read something that completely changed my thoughts on clean technologies. It was a part of an interview with Jeff Skoll (eBay billionaire and active social entrepreneur) that read as follows: