Join Drought Ready. Face the next drought prepared and together.
An inclusive and supportive network hosted on Facebook groups. Launching August 2023.
Water security for agriculture. Water security for communities. Water security for tourism. Isolation. Social disconnection. Feeling abandoned by authorities. Financial stress. Environmental degradation. Impact on wider social economy. Economic hardship. Not receiving information. Lack of understanding from others. Access to mental health services. Shortage of feed for livestock. Rapid population decline. Long term growth restraints.
The challenges drought presents to rural and regional Australia are multifaceted and complex. From changing temperatures and rainfall patterns to the social and economic impacts on communities, drought resilience requires adaptation, reorganisation, and transformation.
Connect and find solutions together with Drought Ready
Since 2021, more than 600 people have completed the Drought Resilience Leadership Program. Many more have participated in other Future Drought Fund initiatives, forging unique pathways to resilience and creating lasting transformations that endure far beyond the immediate challenges of drought.
Let's build resilient communities together
As a member of the network, you play a crucial role in our shared mission to build resilience and safeguard the wellbeing of our communities amidst drought. Through the power of knowledge exchange, collaboration, and networked impact, we can bring about positive change that enhances economic prosperity, safeguards the environment, and nurtures social wellbeing.
Different people. Connected by a shared vision.
Are you ready to take action and make a positive impact?
Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a dynamic and supportive community that actively works towards building resilience in the face of drought.
Take the first step towards a more resilient future. Sign up now and make a difference in the journey towards drought preparedness. Together, we can build thriving communities that stand strong in the face of adversity.
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Frequently asked questions
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The Drought Ready network is a community group hosted on Facebook. It brings together individuals who are passionate about helping their communities become more prepared for drought. It serves as a platform for knowledge exchange, learning from others’ experiences, and collaborating to build resilience.
The idea was born out of the first phase of Drought Resilience Leadership Development Program, Drought Resilience Leaders Mentoring Program we delivered and the Networks for Drought Resilience Grants FRRR delivered. Seeing the impact of the collaboration and networks from these programs, we saw the potential in providing a platform where everyone can share their knowledge and experience. If learning what’s worked and what hasn’t worked in another community sounds good to you, then the Drought Ready network is for you.
As a member of the Drought Ready network, you can expect to connect with like-minded individuals, gain access to valuable resources, and engage in meaningful discussions. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from others, share your own experiences, and collaborate on initiatives that contribute to building resilience in the face of drought.
The frequency of updates and discussions may vary, but we strive to maintain an active and engaging community. New content, resources, and discussions are shared regularly to keep members informed and inspired.
You can reach out to the administrators of the Drought Ready network by sending a message through our Facebook group chat. We are here to support you, answer any questions you may have, and ensure you have a meaningful experience within the community.
Remember, the Drought Ready network is a place where we come together to make a difference and ensure our communities are prepared for the challenges of drought. Join us today and let’s build resilience together!