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Tech finding water: it is the fourth industrial revolution

Otautahi – To battle the global threat of fresh water scarcity affecting billions of people, a Florida company is using technology to find vast amounts of underground fresh water.

They have found more than 1500 water wells on four continents using their advanced technology.

There is a water disaster facing billions of people globally. With advancements in satellite imagery, software and instrumentation the company, the company, AquaterreX , can locate large deposits of water with near 100 percent accuracy.

By 2025, 1.8 billion people face total water scarcity and two-thirds of the world will be living under water-stressed conditions, according to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.

Four billion people depend on shallow groundwater for drinking and food production, with more of that water becoming contaminated every day from pesticides, chemicals and other contaminants. Even developed countries like the United States and Australia are wrestling with drought and water pollution.

Multiband satellite imagery, geologic, hydrologic, atmospheric and other data plus advanced algorithms are used to find water located below the shallow aquifers.

Fresh clean water supply and management has become a major challenge even in New Zealand. This new technology is an example of the fourth industrial revolution.

The third industrial revolution included technologies such as electronics, telecommunications and, of course, the internet. They transformed people’s lives globally.

The new fourth industrial revolution is changing the landscape of life once again.

It is transforming all sectors of life using smart technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), biotechnology, nanotechnology, robotics, 3D printing and quantum computing.

Cutting edge new technology is changing the way people live, work and relate to one another.

The covid pandemic has also seen faster tests and new vaccines. During the global health crisis, the time to develop new vaccines has never been shorter and the world’s ability to treat the infected has generally significantly improved.

The Florida company finding water is a great example how technology is changing the planet.

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