The World Economic Forum had in 2015 determined Water Crises as a bigger global risk, having more likelihood and bigger impact than any other, including Weapons of Mass Destruction, Spread of Infectious Diseases, or even Terrorist Attacks.
This article with Rajendra Singh has views worth introspecting about community engagement to water management.
In the Indian Smart City Challenge, 11 of the first 20 cities had water as an area they wanted to address smartly.
When we couple the water crises that unflinchingly stares us in our face, it means we should factor this - community based design of water conservation into our solutions. We at Gaia are working to address Smarter Water consumption together with suppliers, communities and academia... will be great to hear your thoughts on what all we can do and how we can do it better..