The 5 Main Drivers of the Water Crisis

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Written by: VertexOne

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The California drought has grabbed America’s attention, but our water problems — and the coming scarcity — stem from a lot more than a few years of diminished rain and snow. The U.S. government’s National Intelligence Council predicts that, in less than 10 years, many large countries will be at risk of “state failure,” directly due to the global water crisis.

To explain what caused this problem, check out this infographic.

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The causes of the water crisis are global, as are its effects, which will only become more commonplace for Americans. It affects everyone from farms in the American Great Plains to crowded cities in South Africa. Even now, much of the western United States is already at tipping point, as we saw in 2015 with the water crisis in California.

But there is no need for paralyzing fear. New technologies, smart agricultural practices and a determination to tackle the water crisis have enabled many governments and private organizations to find innovative ways to blunt the worst of it. Israel, among others, is a model of efficient, sustainable water use. We must encourage leaders to adopt these methods here and around the world.

VertexOne
VertexOne is the recognized leader in SaaS platforms for critical business processes of utilities across North America. Through a wide range of innovative services and solutions —including the VertexOne CompleteTM SaaS Solution for Utilities comprised of the Customer Information System (CIS), Mobile Workforce Management (MWM), Meter Data Management (MDM), Digital Customer Engagement and Customer Self Service, and now the addition of WaterSmart solutions and services—VertexOne helps utilities more efficiently deliver a compelling customer experience; reducing the cost to serve customers, increasing operational efficiency, improving customer satisfaction, and driving utility operations forward. VertexOne takes on the heavy lifting of keeping current with the rapid pace of technology changes through our VertexOne CompleteTM SaaS offering, so utilities don’t have to—leaving our customers more time to focus on core utility business while leaving the technology to us.

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