While solving the drought problem is a doozy, we can begin to tackle it with information. Here's where my newly-discovered li'l info-gem of AJ+ enters. AJ+ is a news medium that has made it their mission to change the way we look at news. Gearing it toward the video-and-visually-minded, social media-oriented consumer, AJ+ tells the news through video stacks, and an active social media presence at YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. There's also an app for that (both on iTunes & for Android).
"AJ+ is a global news community for the connected generation. We highlight human struggles and achievements, empower impassioned voices, and challenge the status quo. We bring you the stories that are shaping our world. Do you ever laugh, cry, get angry or inspired? You’ll fit right in." ~ From AJ+'s About Page on Facebook
At YouTube, they have created their "Running Dry Playlist" which currently has 12 videos. Some are entertaining--all are informative. (In fact, the Drought Hack of Lawn Painting was one that came up in the GTG conversation not too long ago.)
Perhaps if we flood all avenues with this type of environmental conversation, more people will start opening their eyes while simultaneously starting to make a difference!
Planet Earth pic from http://pmm.nasa.gov/education/lesson-plans/freshwater-availability-classroom-activity; All AJ+ images from www.ajplus.net and AJ+'s Youbtube channel; Videos from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZvaXQ3Sb9g and https://youtu.be/0ZvaXQ3Sb9g?list=PLZd3QRtSy5LPVhmGqHam_a-2EPkyVf5c_