DAY 9 – WATER 8 – WETLANDS 2

The discussion moves from wetlands and the importance of preserving them to the plight of indigenous peoples – how populations have been decimated by colonialism and migration, and their knowledge systems, cultures and spirituality destroyed. Previously wetlands were drained and turned into paddy fields. Anaerobic microbes take a long time to benefit the wetland. It […]

DAY 9 – WATER 7 – WETLANDS

This wonderful episode from the wonderful permaculture series investigates wetlands. The location for this episode is Scarborough which has a brilliant display of wetlands. It must be noted that the total area of the wetlands in the whole earth covers areas larger than the USA. By doing so, wetlands help Keep River levels normal and filter and […]

DAY 3 – RIVERS 3

The city refuse is washed into the drains and empties out into the areas which are vleis and it affects the hydrology. The water table daylights in areas where the water table is close to the surface. The enghineers with their stormwater plans idea is to get the water out of the city into the […]

DAY 3 – RIVERS 2

In a column of water you will find sediments at the bottom and large amounts of algae manynof which are toxic. Algae that occurs naturally is accommodated by nature. Algae that is produced as a result of the poisons and chemicals in the water becomes the highy lethal blue green algae. We seems to carry […]

DAY 3 – RIVERS 1

Oxygenated, nutrient rich river water and what we do to it. Hydrology of a river affects the ecology of the river and surrounds. In the higher part of the rivers, it is fast flowing and unlikely that there will be much fish – more insects. The speed of the water oxygenates the water and erodes […]

DAY 1 – TEST – GROUNDWATER 3

Population growing means more pollution which increased drought means increased concentrations of pollutants. Too many people – not because of space but because of resources Ancient means of lifting water out of rivers like the shadouk were amazing in the amount of water that could be lifted and the heights to which they couldbe lifted. […]

DAY 1 – TEST – GROUNDWATER 2

Roger continues the Groundwater explanation explaining the impact of humans into the normal water cycle and how the pollutants ( like a kind of dye) keep being added to the water so that there is  Jason Sole interrupts the shoot to bring news of the results of water and soil samples that have been analysed […]

DAY 1 – TEST – GROUNDWATER 1

Roger Godwin introduces the subject of Groundwater based on the book 5000 Days to Save the Planet, split into two sections, i.e. Pre Homo-sapiens, when the earth was in harmony and Post Homo-sapiens, the state of water today. Understanding the basic principles of the water (rain) cycle on earth is important as it ties directly […]