Regenerative Water Harvesting Services
Water infrastructure design
All regenerative land-use systems require a range of different water catchment, storage and use systems that enable long term water sustainability that are not technology dependent. Our designs are earthwork based, cheap to establish, easy to maintain and create a long term regenerative infrastructure to support a range of ecological production systems
How to start the Consultation Process.
- The first step is to get hold of us via email or send a Whatsapp/Telegram/Signal Message (voice messages are best as you can provide plenty of info on your context).
- Please do not phone us as we are not in cell signal and because we are farming we are mostly outdoors.
- Tell us what you are wanting and send a location for the property involved.
- We will then set up a 30 minute video call (free of charge) to get into more detail and discuss a viable way forward that suits you.
- We will then decide if a site visit is necessary or whether the entire process can be done virtually.
The following are just some of the systems we design and help implement.
Design of Regenerative Water Harvesting & Storage Earthworks on Farm in Riversdale. The Design created capacity for the harvesting and storage of 11 million liters of water in dams and rehydrated the entire farm via swales and subsoil ripping on contour. Previous to the design the farm had no water and all water harvested is from run-off from an above ridge.
Backflood Swale Dam Design in Riversdale
3 months after completion the dams were full and have remained full ever since
Regenerating Lucerne Production Fields with Swales and Contour Subsoiling. The field is now a sponge and has zero run-off. This enables soils to regenerate and water accumulation in soils to occur, drastically reducing irrigation requirements and providing a sustainable ground water table under the fields. The Swales will now be planted to production trees in polyculture.
Whole Property Water Infrastructure Design
We can design a complete water harvesting, storage and use layout for your property, whether urban or rural. This will involve a comprehensive earthworks/terraforming pattern using swales, dams, keyline, pocket ponds, gabions, berms and basins and a whole lot more to not only drought proof your property but create water abundance. We design a range of water catchement, storage and reuse systems based on tanks, cisterns, soil infiltration systems, waste water recycling and more.
We design and implement a range of small scale contour dams that are linked across the landscape with swales. These dams do not sit in streams but rather at the foot of valleys and on ridges and harvest the large amount of water that runs over the landscape in hard rains. These dams are smaller than 20 000 cubes.
Water Source Assesment
We will come to your property or do virtual observation and assess it for water sources. We look into the viability of dams, swales, boreholes, weirs, sand dams and a variety of way of harvesting water onto and on the property. Many sources are not obvious to the untrained eye and we have a range of service providers to support us.
We design contour water harvesting earthworks that stabilise and recover badly eroded land, turning and ineffective and degenerating land unit into a productive and regenerating land unit. We catch, spread, sink and use water across the land, using a variety of approaches, ensuring further erosion is impossible and the land unit immediatly begins recovering, accumulating water, minerals and mulch. We can design appropriate land use infrastructures to turn the unit into productivity.
We design and implement river and stream course rehabilitation systems that are very low impact and based on using gabions to build sand dams that prevent streams from scouring down and create effective water storage in streams without interfearing with stream flow. We place and build gabion groynes to stop rivers from undercutting valuable production and settlement land.
Subsoiler that opens up the soil without tillage and minimum disturbance to soil profile. This pattern of ripping allows water to infiltrated deeper into the soil, pulling oxygen in with it to stimulate soil building processes in the soil.
Perfect foundation for long term regenerative agricultural systems.
Restoration of degraded land into high production potential for pasture and trees…
One Day Water Harvesting Visit
We will visit your site and spend the day assessing the landscape and property as a whole for long-term water sustainabilty in the context of your aims and objectives for the property.