The water management shown in this blog is applicable anywhere in the world. Drought and water crisis are occurring in many places e.g. South Africa, Australia and the southwest U.S. The techniques outlined in “The Pond Keepers Guide” will work in any waterway or pond. In places where the only potable water is from ponds and streams, it makes sense to use the local flora and fauna to restore these water sources.
Sedge (Carex) exists on all continents except two river systems, the Niger and Congo. This powerful plant can be used for water purification. Likewise willow or water-loving shrubs (Salix) exist throughout the world. Anywhere water exists, there are local water plants that can be used to restore pond and manage water. The knowledge of these plants resides in native plant nurseries and universities.
Likewise river run rock and dead deciduous trees can be found throughout the globe. This establishes a microbial flora for the pond. The plants along with rock and a log carbon source offers habitat for many species.
Just by establishing this much, most of the fauna will be attracted to the pond. This is so simple. A little planting and walking the material to the water is all that is necessary. The reason this ecology is not there is plants have no locomotion other than being spread by seed. You can provide this.
From Durbin to Perth and from Osaka to Deli, and across Europe and the Americas, water can be restored very easily. The act of doing this can be taught to anyone because the components are very familiar and are very inexpensive, mostly free. Additionally, the water plants are very tough and do not require much care after planting. The absolute benefit in doing this is once performed, the system is self-sustaining.
Froggie, this is so easy PonDoc uses a chair to observe the progress. You simply plant and watch three growing seasons pass and behold a pond appears! You must be there because a functioning eco-system requires a mammal. Yes, you become a part of pond ecology, a very necessary portion. I use a chair to ensure balanced ecology and to consider the middle way.
PonDoc from the pond