45 Zach Weiss, climate change is a symptom of water cycle disturbance and we can fix it


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Water is the ultimate capital of a farmer Welcome to Investing in Regenerative Agriculture. Where I interview key players in the field of regenerative agriculture, people who are scaling up the sector by bringing in new money or scaling up the practises on the ground. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Welcome to Investing in Regenerative Agriculture. Join our Gumroad community, discover the tiers and exclusive benefits here: https://gumroad.com/investinginregenag Other ways to support my work: - Share the podcast - Give a 5-star rating (if you podcast app allows it) - Or buy me a coffee… or a meal! www.Ko-fi.com/regenerativeagriculture Today I’m joined by Zach Weiss of Elemental Ecosystems working on water retention landscapes. http://www.elementalecosystems.com Thank you Judith D. Schwartz for the introduction to Zach! Listen to Judith's interview here: https://soundcloud.com/investinginregenerativeagriculture/interview-judith-d-schwartz Take aways from the interview: - Climate change is a symptom of the severe water cycle disturbance and there is something we can do about it! - When the landscape isn’t being recharged with water, it leads to flooding and drought (worst case also fire) - Humans desertified 1/3 of the earth’s cover the last 10.000 years - We are carbon based life but the living part is mostly water - There is much more you (as a land owner/manager) to influence the water cycle on and above your land - Often when we talk about water we talk about big centralised water systems or the weather, Zach is focussed on decentralised water retention landscapes - Sub-irrigated, you use a lot less energy - Climate changes: everywhere the same story the precipitation is more when it comes and it comes less often - Large dams and reservoirs are very energy intensive, smaller decentralised water retention systems are much more efficient - Flood fire and drought mitigation is a sector Zach is very interested in - Zach is building a platform to franchise his model, to pilot this in 2020 - Huge opportunity for video visual content, what have we done during the last 10.000 years, and our role and our options - Could be something we all can get behind, water retention. - We can’t address climate change without addressing the water cycle disturbance - Zach tries to use most of the time with costumers on the implementation not on the consultation Links mentioned in the interview: Sepp Holzer (Austria) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sepp_Holzer WIllie Smits, Borneo, brought back the rainforest and the clouds https://www.ted.com/talks/willie_smits_restores_a_rainforest/transcript Advice for investors from Zach (not investment advice): Rewriting natural resource policy management, very often what Zach wants to do is illegal. If you want to receive an email when I upload a new episode, subscribe here eepurl.com/cxU33P The above references an opinion and is for information and educational purposes only. It is not intended to be investment advice. Seek a duly licensed professional for investment advice.

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