I'm currently working on a story idea that involves building an aqueduct to bring seawater to Death Valley's Badwater Basin, essentially creating an artificial inland sea and thereby cooling and humidifying the surrounding areas. I need some tech help to know the best way to do it - mostly underground, or more open canal work? Pipe it over the mountains or drill underneath?
Aside: in script-writing, the authors insert [tech] into conversations where they need the tech writers to make the technical stuff sound feasible. They did this a lot in Star Trek.