Visualizing water usage with groov:
As an Australian living in southern California I have been conflicted lots of times driving around seeing green lawns in baking hot sun.
When we moved to California from Australia in 2008, one of the worst droughts in history was still very much a huge issue for Victoria, the state we lived in. So when we arrived, the seemingly endless sea of green really, really surprised us all.
Australians have had little choice but to let their lawns brown off (often totally die) in the summer for many, many years...... It's just a fact of life of living in a sunburnt country.
As soon as we were able to buy our own home, I knew that monitoring our water usage was up near the top of my to-do list.
The challenge was how to share the data with the family, my wife and two teenage kids.