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Critical Water Infrastructure: Investing in Smart Water Solutions for a Sustainable Future

  • Gary DePreta
  • 01/07/2022

We’re still managing water on the Boise River like it’s 1920. If we want to be good stewards of water and save all we can and do all we can, then we ought to use 21st century technology that gives us the tools and ability to do so.” – Mike Meyers, Watermaster, Idaho’s Water District 63.

Nearly half of the United States is experiencing a drought, and multiple states are recording historic levels of severe or extreme drought – New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Montana, North Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and South Dakota. These extreme weather conditions increase wildfire threats, damage agricultural systems, and lead to water insecurity — a growing concern across the globe.