as we all know Water is the most important part
of a permaculture design, however i feel that
this topic is underrepresented in permaculture literature.
I am looking for a good book on water, with an emphasis on
natural materials and ecologial techniques.
Everthing about retention,sealing ponds, creating and
maintaining springs and purifying "dirty" water.
I have read yeomans "water for every farm", and just found
out about "Earth Ponds" by Tim Matson, which is probably my next read,
altough it seems too focused on the pond aspect, while
i am really intersted in the purification aspect.
Bill Mollison's "Permaculture - A Designer's Manual" has a section on water.
I have a paper copy and have downloaded it.
I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but, I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
posted 2 months ago
Mollison talks a bit about water and offers this very interesting system
featuring clams that can be used to purify even the dirtiest water to drinking water.
It is the only system i have come along that does this.
I have read "Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands Volume 2" and it says a lot
about physical alternations of the landscape and other features to retain water.
However it does not say anything about water purification or water biology in general.
Sealing ponds is not a thing for him, as the aspires the opposite, infiltration
of the water into the ground.
So now i am searching for information on two fields:
1. Drinkingwater How to make rainwater into drinking water?
How to store it? What else should i consider?
How to achieve drinkable surface water?
2. Ponds Sealing of ponds (there are interesting threads about gleying in this forum) and general pond biology. I am most interested in techniques to make a pond oligotroph (low on nutrients) and therefore
gain as clear water as possible.
I do not want to establish one pond but several of them which perform direfferent roles,
among them also some for raising fish.