G’Day USA US-Australian Dialogue on Drought and Water Management


G’Day USA, in cooperation with the Office of California Governor Jerry Brown and the Milken Institute, hosted the 2016 US-Australia Dialogue on Drought and Water Management on February 5 in Santa Monica. President pro tempore of the California State Senate Kevin de Leon delivered the keynote address, highlighting Australia as a “world leader in water management” and praising Californian-Australian cooperation in assisting management of the current water/drought crisis in California. Other agenda topics included Australia’s response to the Millennium Drought, water rights and markets, agricultural reforms, the politics of water and key policy challenges facing the water industry. The conference attracted over 140 experts from engineering/consulting firms, municipal water authorities, utilities, infrastructure experts, investors and government departments.