US-Australian Dialogue on Water Visits Los Angeles on January 13

You are invited to an international event! Be a part of the US-Australian Dialogue on Water, which has major implications for Los Angeles’ water future.

For over 20 years, TreePeople has been promoting the value of trees and nature-based urban planning as the best means of securing a sustainable, affordable and secure water supply for Los Angeles. Last week, The Huffington Post listed Los Angeles as one of the most water-vulnerable American cities in an article titled “These 11 Cities May Completely Run Out of Water Sooner Than You Think.”

Yes, the situation is serious. But Australia has some hopeful and exciting answers. Faced with a catastrophic 12-year drought, the Australian Government devoted itself to nature-based water management solutions—and succeeded. TreePeople recently visited the country to learn lessons to bring back home to Los Angeles, a project funded by The Boeing Company. It is a fascinating story.

TreePeople’s collaboration with Australia will promote the increased exchange of innovations, best practices and experience in urban rainwater capture, water conservation practices and drought response. You can hear more about this when TreePeople founder and president Andy Lipkis speaks at the upcoming US-Australian Dialogue on Water at UCLA on Monday, January 13: “The Coming Water Crisis: Solutions and Strategies.”

Other featured guests include the Honorable Kim Beazley, Australian Ambassador to the United States, Gene Block, UCLA Chancellor, as well as many other leading policy makers and researchers. Andy will be part of the panel discussion “How will Sydney and Los Angeles manage water in 2050?”

General admission is $30, $5 for students, and includes a light continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments. Space is limited for this exclusive event, so please register today.

Hope to see you there, mate!

By Courtney Scott

Courtney Scott brings her background in development and project management, plus her new graduate degree in social entrepreneurship, to her work at TreePeople. She thinks trees are the neatest, and when she’s not blogging enjoys carpooling with TreePeople’s founder and president.