If California has been a driving force behind the rise of clean energies and adoption of electric vehicles, it could soon take on the same role in the blue revolution. Governor Gavin Newsom recently released a plan called “California’s Water Supply Strategy, Adapting to a Hotter, Drier Future” aimed at improving water supply amid…
By 2030, water demand could exceed supply by 40% thanks to population growth, urbanization and climate change, plunging half of the world into critical water stress.
There’s consequently an urgent need to bring in new techniques to rein in water usage (notably through smart irrigation in agriculture) and to upgrade an ageing infrastructure to prevent leaks.
Governments around the world are taking notice, with for instance the US government in the early stages of a massive investment plan. These new infrastructure policies are also the opportunity to adopt eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient devices and monitoring tech.