What Australia Can Teach the World about Surviving Drought

ClimateWire: From 1997 to 2009, Australia faced the worst drought in the country's recorded history. In Melbourne, a city of 4.3 million people located in southeastern Australia, water levels dropped to an all-time low capacity of 25.6 percent before the drought eased. Despite the dire situation, the city reduced water demand per capita by almost 50 percent by implementing a slew of policies and programs. The actions taken in Melbourne can be used as a road map for water-stressed places around the world,......

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