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TEOMCROTE = TEOTWAWKI on steroids! The End Of Mankind's Current Reign Over The Earth takes into account that our ancestors were neither suicidal, stupid, nor our genetic inferiors but still wound up getting wiped off the Earth. Whereas CSER [cser.org: Centre for Study of Existential Risk] tries to PREVENT this dispensation from coming to an end, TEOMCROTE works from the eventuality/possibility/probability that the end our age takes place and what to do then

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]Wetpots (WetPot Watering Systems) are perfect for arid/semi-arid climates like on Morocco! This technology is 2,000 years old!
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1/2 a litre per emitter per week! Compared to 1 litre every 15 minutes for some "efficient" drip irrigation systems.

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Also see: ]What is an olla?

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(not) losing water to the environment


Researching modern but primitive agricultural practices in Morocco, i read of one common problem farmers face which is getting water to their fields. This article explained that the source of water for these farmers produced maybe 180,000 liters a day but the farmers only actually had 70,000 at their disposal. On the way to the agricultural fields most of the water was lost to the ground over which it ran.
In the article was told how the farmers were helped by laying pipe.

2 very important principles apply in this example, which principles can be applied to many cases and situations.
First, there's the psychological principle which i posted about recently ]under LOCATION. Rural peoples don't tend to think longterm, even when their short-term lives are very poor. The sources and causes of such psychology might be explained but when dealing with groups of people suffering from such destructive conditioning, solutions will be long-term, as well. Such people, therefore, will simply require guidance and shouldn't be expected to show much initiative in such things.

Secondly, there's the matter of losing water to surrounding nature where one isn't practicing agriculture. The mistake that the locals commonly make is to think little of this loss of water. The water ends up SOMEWHERE SOMEHOW, won't it? But water always ends up somewhere somehow, just like money does; if you give all of your money away, it'll end up somewhere somehow, a mistake that some people make who don't think much about how charity works in practice.
When you give money away, who ends up profiting by it (most)? The answers may surprise you. That's not the point here but when you let water flow away, it may surprise you, as well, where it ends up. It could end up evaporating and adding to undesirable moisture in the air. It could end up making large areas of underground soil moist where nothing'll ever live.

The story of Frank Herbert's Dune comes to mind. The planet Dune is 100% desert though at the end of the Dune saga it turns out that (from the beginning) there are large resevoirs of water kept underground by the underground lifeforms of the great sandworms. The result is desert on the surface, even though there's great POTENTIAL for luxurious growth. As long as the water is trapped by the sandtrout, though, the planet remains a desert.
Though this is just a story, it serves to illustrate the principle of water underground that's just as useless as water trapped in polar ice or in the ocean. Water isn't the problem! There's enough water. Getting it somewhere that suits human use, THAT's the issue. Therefore, how and where water ends up flowing is the primal concern.

It should, therefore, be clear that water flowing through pipes or over bedrock is very different than water flowing over land. If one has water flowing from a source to a desired stretch of land, it is important to know how much of it might be getting lost underground.
This is the importance of working with pipes or 'concrete' [whatever watertight material] gullies.
Priorities matter here: it's more important to stop the water from flowing into the ground than it is worrying about it evaporating into the air; though evaporation is clearly an issue, if you're only talking about the evaporation going on from a stream [the deeper the better, i.e. not shallow broad streams], as long as the stream's flowing over bedrock or concrete, the loss is acceptable.

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airating and pumping water simulateously


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A problem with a lake or any body of stillstanding water can be a lack of oxygen in the water.
The above principle can not only help this problem but also pump water up a bit.

The principle has to do with letting water fall into a pipe just under the water surface, thereby also sucking into air (which then mixes with the water).

One can just imagine many instance where this could help, especially since it's a low-maintainance zero-energy solution. A good one to keep in mind.
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plant-based engineering


]The Vetiver System is a system of soil and water conservation whose main component is the use of the vetiver plant in hedgerows.
These can be ordered in Morocco, according to ][sign in to see URL]:
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