SAN ANTONIO, TX
Ryan Beltrán, Founder of Elequa and the MakeWater.org program, is an award winning filmmaker and innovator with unique experience connecting DIY water technology, student collaborators, and creative storytelling.
In 2016 elequa partnered with San Antonio Water System Education Department which sponsored collaboration between students, educators, and the local makerspace to develop an affordable and functional DIY coagulator kit. The kit curriculum was developed in collaboration with Texas A&M University. Students learn coding, STEM, and 3D Printing while challenged to solve real world problems with the coagulator kit. Ryan has vowed to make Elequa’s EC designs and technology free through the open source movement with collaboration from local water utilities, makerspaces, citizen scientists, high schools and universities.