Managing Drought: Learning from Australia

Published: February 2016

Authors: Andrea Turner, Stuart White, Joanne Chong, Mary Ann Dickinson, Heather Cooley, and Kristina Donnelly

Pages: 93



Australia survived its decades-long Millennium Drought by demonstrating world-leading innovation in water planning and management. This report provides an overview of key events and initiatives implemented in Australia’s four largest cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth. It shows that strategies developed and mistakes made during the Millennium Drought provide a powerful resource for California as the state deals with its own prolonged periods of severe drought. The report was released by the Pacific Institute in partnership with researchers at the Institute for Sustainable Futures and the Alliance for Water Efficiency.



Managing Drought: Learning from Australia


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