I cant swim, but I’ve been fascinated by water all my life and have learnt water harvesting and storage design and installation from some of the permaculture greats bio here.
I mentioned in a recent article the details about the construction of a series of ponds forming a wetland in Western Australia. At that same project, I had the opportunity of doing some work on a seasonal creek where I advised the client to install a series of Leaky Weirs based off Peter Andrews’s Natural Sequence Farming concept for water course restoration. For me, it was a great privilege to try my hands at this important work as I’ve done similar work in Morocco on a few sites using different forms depending on landscape and situation, below are some photos from showing some of that work.
I was so excited to have the opportunity to take on the larger water shed restoration work I did my best to document the process and have put together a short video of the process. I am a great believer that permaculture design system is a wardrobe and we just import the technique and strategies we need for the overall design.