How water data and technology can control water demand

It is possible to control the demand for water through various methods such as education and awareness.

However, we cannot make a real difference at the household level but rather at levels that use large amounts of water, such as industries and agriculture.

Precision irrigation uses technology and data to give crops exactly the amount of water they require for optimal health.

This technology involves soil scans and thermal cameras, which can indicate when ideal conditions are available for farming.

Precision irrigation will also be significant as growing populations, increased demand for food, and reduced amount of arable land become the forefront of human problems.

Another way we can manage the demand for water is by identifying the wastage of water.

Large amounts of data on water usage in an area can help identify potential places where water wastage occurs.

Additionally, imaging can help inspect pipes to find leaks. At the same time, pressure and flow data can determine areas of the piping that require repair or replacement.

In addition, organisations can create simple software to help people track the total amounts of water used in their houses.

On an individual level, this could help people contribute to the larger struggle.