Chris Rezendes is empowering indigenous communities by providing IoT solutions for hard data around water.
ImpactLABS is working with Native communities in South Dakota to instrument their water supply. Armed with ground truth about water quality, where it's located, and how much there is, these communities will be empowered to make better decisions, and to influence projects and legislature.
The above video was filmed at the Standing Rock Reservation during the resistance the Dakota Access Pipeline. Although construction on the pipeline will finish, local communities are moving forward by using technology and data to support the case for water protection.