World Ponds

Dear Gluggers,

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

5 thoughts on “World Ponds”

  1. It is extremely important that this method of maintaining the, so-called, “health” of the worlds water, be investigated. Water is a resource, on which so many animals rely to survive, and so many important chemical reaction(such as photosynthesis) require just to take place. Because we are facing a possible water crisis in the current era it is therefore imperative that we employ the best methods possible to cleanse and maintain the health of our earth water. This method of introducing “filter plants” into an aquatic ecosystem, has so many positive benefits. Not only is it relatively simple, resulting in a low cost solution, but it also adds to the ecosystem itself, with new biotic organisms that can add nutrients for other living creatures in the system, while still providing a clean environment and recycling carbon dioxide back into oxygen. Before rushing into this solution, however, it would be beneficial to investigate any possible negative affects of this solution choice, such as an increase in eutrophication in certain aquatic areas. Once any possible shortcomings are considered, this project looks like a viable solution to such an important issue in today’s world. Positive implications, include providing clean drinkable water in previously polluted township areas, and possibly even in the future(I wonder) providing a means of replenishing the unusable excess water from fracking processes.

  2. I think this is a great initiative, because we need to conserve water, not just for us, but for the future generations as well. An article by Planetsave stated that we can conserve water by following 10 simple steps:
    1. Consider the water footprint of your diet
    2. Don’t leave the tap running needlessly
    3. Choose and use your appliances wisely
    4. Convert your toilet to a dual flush, and don’t flush it more than necessary
    5. Make sure every tap in your home has a high efficiency faucet aerator.
    6. Stop that leaky toilet.
    7. Repair dripping faucets by replacing washers.
    8. You don’t need to take shorter showers, necessarily, but some hardware will help cut the water use every time you shower.
    9. Never throw water away.
    10. Set up a rain barrel this summer.
    If we all contribute to the conservation of water, we can all make a huge difference.

  3. Aquatic Plants play an important role in maintaining a healthy water pond. As this plants purify water human must not pollute the water because is the water become dirty the plants will not be able to survive in the water and purify water. This means we should take care of our water system in order to conserve the ecosystem.

  4. Clean water is essential for human, plant and animal life. Because of all the pollution in the world, there isn’t many water sources that can be classified as safe to drink and it is crucial that we find solutions to this problem. I think that using the techniques from “The Pond Keepers Guide” can provide an excellent method for water purification. Using plants to purify water is a natural manner of purification which would not disturb the balance of the ecosystem. In fact it will actually contribute to the ecosystem by drawing other organisms which need these plants to survive. I think it is better to purify water on a natural manner than using chemical processes to make water more drinkable that could be harmful to the environment and human health in the long run.

  5. This process of water purification will play a major role in saving peoples’ lives because we all know that water is essential to human life and the ecosystem. Water purification will reduce the amount of water contaminates which will therefore reduce the risk of people and animals getting in contact with water pollution related diseases such as cholera and diarrhea. I think these water management skills mentioned in this blog will have a positive impact and will save a lot of life. I therefore urge everyone to apply these management skills as it will help save a lot of life and also conserve the beauty of our natural environment. We are living in a world where we are experiencing water shortage so lets save water not doing it for us but also for the next generation.


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