The clock is ticking for America’s most populous state: drought-choked California is in the midst of a water crisis and only has about one year of water supply left in its reservoirs. In response to the unprecedented water crisis, Archinect launched “Dry Futures,” an open ideas competition that “seeks imaginative, pragmatic, idealist, or perhaps even dystopic, design proposals for the future of California’s drought.” There are two competition categories: a Speculative category for proposals that incorporate technologies not yet imagined, and a Pragmatic category for responses that can be implemented with current technology and economic conditions. There will be two first place winners, each of whom will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a custom one-week survival kit that includes a backpack. The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2015 at 10 pm PST.
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