2012 – 2014 Timelines: TreePeople History

In 2012, TreePeople takes a research trip to Australia as part of an information and best practices exchange program between government, research and community organizations in Australia and Southern California, aimed at sharing innovations, best practices in urban rainwater capture and water conservation practices. A particular focus is on identifying successes, challenges and lessons learned from Australia’s  “Millennium Drought” as a way to help prepare Southern California to develop and implement a sustainable approach to meeting its water needs.  In October 2014, TreePeople and The Energy Coalition partnered to organize and lead a delegation of policymakers and elected officials from throughout California — including representatives from federal, state, regional and local levels — to experience and evaluate a range of urban water- and climate-resilience solutions underway in Australia.