Technology Can Quench California’s Thirst

To Take on the Drought, We Need to Change the Way We Relate to Water

As their state continues to crawl through an extended period of drought, Californians are increasingly coming to terms with the fact that the water shortage isn’t ending anytime soon—and looking for new ways to combat it. From simple technology like at-home meters that track a household’s minute-by-minute water usage, to grand plans like William Shatner’s famous proposal for a pipeline to carry the precious resource from water-wealthy Seattle to the parched Golden State, innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, and politicians are coming up with ways to ensure California doesn’t dry up.