Saturday, December 20, 2008

DIVERSION + REGENERATION a water resource management strategy for earth university

The Guanacaste region of Costa Rica experiences a dramatic six months of wet conditions and six months of dry conditions. EARTH University recognizes the need to address and manage this extreme fluctuation of water resources at La Flor. By considering both the abundance and absence of water on site, specific interventions in the form of diversion can redirect water in ways to both hold and move water across the site. These diversions create opportunity to avoid flooding, recharge the aquifer, irrigate crops, increase wildlife habitat, and facilitate recreation.

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