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Interactive Website Aims to Tackle Water Issues

Sep 10, 2014


In California, water availability is becoming a serious problem—but that doesn’t mean there aren’t creative solutions.

Developers at a San Francisco non-profit have created the California Water Challenge, an interactive website that aims to teach players about the state’s water problems while prompting them to make difficult decisions about how to solve them.

Noel Perry is the founder of Next 10, the company that created the tool.

Perry: "If you come to our simulation tool, one can begin to get a handle on where the water's coming from, where it's going, how much we have, how much we need, and how we can make more water."


Perry says the challenge is to reduce the state’s water gap while exploring the pros and cons of things like seawater desalination and reservoir development.  The site was unveiled on Tuesday.