Between 1997 to 2010, Australia experienced the devastating “Millennium Drought,” a period that brought the region’s longest stretch of drought on record. Four years in, their drought was similar to California’s current experience: overwhelming and destructive.
To learn from Australia’s experience, TreePeople has been leading the way in research to adopt drought solutions locally. In 2014, TreePeople and The Energy Coalition co-organized a delegation of policymakers and elected officials to some of Australia’s most innovative cities to learn from their drought solutions.
To celebrate World Water Day and the launch of our latest report, Transferring Lessons from Australia’s Millennium Drought to California, we’re inviting you to take part in our Twitter Party! Join us to discuss solutions in an effort to create a water-secure LA.
It will be an hour of tweeting with the hashtag #OutWithDrought around 5 specific questions–inspired by our learnings–on March 22 from 11am – 12 pm PST.
Will you join us? Your unique perspective on these issues is a huge value to us and our audience!
Use Our Hashtag!
Twitter Party Questions:
Q1: With forecasts of prolonged drought, the urgency to find solutions is critical. What action needs to be taken NOW? #OutWithDrought
Q2: Creating decentralized H20 sources thru recycling, recharge & rainwater harvest is key. How are these playing out in LA? #OutWithDrought
Q3: Water scarcity is a #humanrights issue. If action isn’t put in motion, who will be most impacted by prolonged drought? #OutWithDrought
Q4: Australia used H20 restrictions, pricing, education, target-setting and rebates as incentives. Which is most effective? #OutWithDrought
Q5: Cisterns, native plants, conservation, etc… What’s your drought busting trick? #OutWithDrought
Q6: What kind of rebate programs would you like to see from local gov to develop climate resilience? #OutWithDrought
Tell Your Friends! Here is Twitter sample copy:
Forecasts predict prolonged #drought. Let’s discuss solutions & celebrate launch of @TreePeople_org research! 3/22 11am PST #OutWithDrought
We’re not out of the drought yet! Let’s talk solutions & celebrate @TreePeople_org’s drought research. 3/22 11am PST #OutWithDrought
Ready to join the party? Follow us on Twitter now.