Water is life
Water is key in a landscape’s capacity to harbour life. The impact of human activity has changed landscapes around the world on a large scale. These degraded landscapes and ecosystems lead to a broken water cycle and contribute to anthropogenic climate change. Creating decentralized Water Retention Landscapes (WRL) is a regenerative practice that engages us with the ecosystems that sustain us and our wider community. It’s a wholesome way to be in relationship with water, land and everything that follows.
Time to change
Unsustainable water management is practiced in agriculture, urban planning, forestry, fishing, water treatment and other industrial processes which fuel global modern society. Knowing this, we’re also aware that the landscapes we inhabit and co-create are a direct reflection of our “inner landscapes.” Extreme weather patterns and degraded ecosystems are mirroring the imbalance of our social and economic systems.
Why It's important
By reducing surface water run-off and enhancing infiltration we’ll see how water retention can be a viable strategy to mitigate global issues like flooding, major fires, desertification, a declining groundwater table and exploitive water policies.