The North Bay faces continuing challenges to ensure the availability of water for present and future generations. We are hard pressed to balance the needs of our economy, natural ecosystems, and human health and safety. With the predicted changes in climate, this challenge will increase as water becomes more scarce and rainfall more erratic. We need new solutions that increase water storage capacity and reduce water use. Innovative new approaches are emerging, including groundwater recharge and storage and new technologies that recycle and generate electricity from wastewater.