Water scarcity is a big problem for the Colorado River Basin states out West, including Arizona. And Arizona seems to be well aware of it as they are now holding a contest pushing for innovative ideas:
A $100,000 prize awaits the group that comes up with the most innovative campaign to push water scarcity into the forefront of public conversation.
The Water Consciousness Challenge is the first phase of the New Arizona Prize offered by the Arizona Community Foundation in collaboration with The Arizona Republic and the Morrison Institute for Public Policy. Underwriting for the program comes from the Tashman Fund and the Lodestar Foundation.
When I wrote Inevitable, my cynical side let me imagine that there was no innovative solution. Other than the population control installed which serves as the centerpiece setting for the novel. I hope you engineers, entrepreneurs and scientists can come up with something better.