NBC4 Weathercaster Fritz Coleman will emcee the 10th Annual OC Water Summit, which returns to the Disney Grand Californian Hotel on June 16.

The theme of this year’s event is “Finding Water”.

Seth M. Siegel, the New York Times bestselling author of “Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World,” will be the luncheon speaker.

Finding new water supplies is essential to get us through cyclical drought conditions, to prepare for population growth and to support a robust economy.

Coleman, also a noted stand-up comic, will host a day featuring prominent authors, world-renowned experts and distinguished speakers who will deliver presentations and discuss the many options in a water portfolio such as ocean desalination, imported water and reused/recycled water.

Speakers include David Sedlak, Ph.D., from University of California Berkeley who authored “Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World’s Most Vital Resource,” as well as Marcie Edwards, former general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider will also discuss her city’s decision to build a desalination plant, shut it down, then working to restart it.

See www.ocwatersummit.com/Register2017.aspx for more information and to register. Sponsorships are also available.