Over the last decade, so much of the Earth’s humus topsoil has disappeared that the need to develop different ecosystems to create a replacement layer within just 30 or 40 years has become an urgent imperative. Alternatively, we must find some other way in which, despite the missing topsoil layer, water can be absorbed by the earth.

This is how the idea of Water Retention Landscapes developed. These are new, completely natural systems, designed to help restore the full water cycle by retaining water in those areas where it falls as rain.

A Water Retention Landscape is made up of a series of ...


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