Facing an unprecedented drought, Los Angeles is turning to an ancient water-management solution, cisterns, combined with new technology, the cloud. As Next City writes, the project, initiated by Tree People, is a small test that is part of a broader effort to retain a quarter of the city’s groundwater by 2024, a 100% increase over today. This is particularly important with a great deal of wet weather expected with this winter’s El Nino phenomenon. New innovations on ancient ideas, another opportunity to create a sustainable future.

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