Agricultural research scientists are working to maintain the unique San Pedro Riparian Area, threatened by rapid groundwater depletion, while also ensuring that human water needs are met in this southeastern Arizona region. Their story is reported in the journal Agricultural Research this month.
Ensuring sustainable water supplies requires residents of the Southwest to start managing their water supplies more effectively, reports several papers in PNAS.
Intel has paired scientific research with gaming to produce Water Wars, an interactive tool that will provide insight into how stakeholders – farmers, developers, and industry – respond to water shortfalls. Within this 3D simulation, decision-makers can work through a range of solutions to potential water crises, hopefully preventing any real water wars in the future.