The recent breakthrough agreement between Arizona, California, Nevada and the federal government marks a crucial step in conserving water resources amid the drought-strained Colorado River. The Colorado River watershed is the seventh-largest drainage basin in North America and serves about 40 million people.
The agreement ensures that major Western cities like Phoenix and Los Angeles, as well as productive farmland, continue to have access to vital water supplies. The three states committed to cutting water usage by 3 million acre-feet to qualify for federal grants under the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act. Those payments will total about $1.2 billion.
In the face of dwindling water levels, technology has emerged as a valuable tool to help conserve water. Here are three ways in which software can assist communities in their water conservation efforts.