Through our Hydrologic Corridor program, we restore the small water cycle in degraded ecosystems and impact the regional climate by creating more equally distributed rain. The program creates ‘no regret’ community projects focused on water, land and economic improvement, whilst impacting the climate of a much larger area within the Hydrologic Corridor. The concept of the Hydrologic Corridor is clearly explained in the animation below.
The scientific background behind the Hydrologic Corridor concept is described in Justdiggit’s white paper.
A system approach including water-harvesting and soil conservation techniques combined with local community involvement is applied. Some examples of these techniques are: contour buns, small trenches, dams, permaculture, and planting or re-seeding. All of these techniques increase soil moisture and plant growth. Projects are implemented with local partners to benefit from local networks and knowledge and in doing so creating sustainable solutions. Depending on local conditions and land usage we decide what techniques are best suited in a certain project area.
Improved soil conditions and the return of vegetation will result in increased water retention capacity. This way the ecosystem’s cycle of decline is reversed: Jump-starting Mother Nature. It is as simple as that. If carried out on a large enough scale, landscape restoration mitigates climate change. As Justdiggit, this is our ultimate objective!
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