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Second International Water Symposium in Tamera, April 27th– 29th, 2012

Posted by Peter Koll over 12 years ago

“Water Retention Landscapes as an Answer to Desertification and Globalization”

“Water Retention Landscapes as an Answer to Desertification and Globalization”

Second International Water Symposium in Tamera, April 27th– 29th, 2012


Tamera has invited water specialists and policy makers of many countries. Examples like the water retention landscape of Tamera shall show how desertification can be reversed and the water cycle in all climate zones of the Earth can be cured. Among the speakers are: Sepp Holzer, permaculture specialist and rebel farmer from Austria, who supports groups building water retention landscapes in many countries, Rajendra Singh, "Water Gandhi" who has built hundreds of lakes in Rajasthan, John D. Liu, a film maker who accompanies large scale landscape healing projects in China and the USA, Madjid Abdellaziz, founder of Desert Greening, Algeria, Nora van Cauwenbergh, UNESCO, Belgium, Martin Vilela, Fundación Agua Sustentable, Bolivia, and many others.

Most of the so-called "natural disasters" that we experience all over the world today are human-made disasters caused by an incorrect handling of the elements and beings of nature. If humankind wants to survive on this planet, we must learn to think differently and to cooperate with the forces of nature. This is where water could be our best teacher.

We have convened this symposium to introduce a concept – through the example of the water retention landscape of Tamera – of how desertification can be reversed and the water cycle cured in all climate zones of the Earth within a short period of time. Water experts, politicians, scientists, media representatives and specialists from around the world are invited to this conference to share their knowledge, exchange ideas and present their work publicly.

Water is not a chemical formula, but a central organ of the biosphere, in which almost all the secrets of the universe are included. The proper handling of water shows us how we can change destroyed landscapes back into blossoming gardens again. It shows us how we can live on a planet that is able to provide all living things – for free! – with enough water, food and energy. And it shows us how to connect the cosmic and earthly realities in a way that a global culture of peace emerges from it.

Building water retention landscapes is in most places of the Earth the first step for the healing of nature and the development of modern subsistence economies. They form the basis for a comprehensive future perspective, for the liberation from dependency and exploitation and a future without war, which the Tamera founder Dieter Duhm described in the "Plan of the Healing Biotopes". This plan explains why only a few such centres worldwide could suffice to "tip" the information system of violence. All speakers and participants at the conference are invited to learn about this plan and participate in its implementation

The water retention landscapes are an integral part of special training centres as part of the Global Campus, which besides the global ecological issues also addresses the technological, intellectual, spiritual and social problems and develops an appropriate solution as a model. Preparations for the establishment of such centres are actually happening in various countries right now.

In the name of a future worth living!

Monika Berghoff and Martin Winiecki

Host: Grace Foundation, Zürich, Switzerland, www.the-grace-foundation.org

Venue: Tamera - Peace Research Centre, Monte do Cerro, 7630-392 Reliquias , Portugal

Opening: 27.4. 2012, 9.00 am
Finish: 29.4. 2012

Symposium fee: 160,- Euro
Youth and Portuguese: 100,- Euro

Accomodation & Food: 30,- Euro per day
Youth and Portuguese: 20,- Euro per day

Accomodation: Dormitories or large shared tents.
An apartment in the Guest House or a 4 -bed-Room can be booked at an additional cost.
Food: vegan full board

Arrival and departure: On the day before / after the seminar
Travel information: on the homepage under Information for Guests
Registration: office(at)tamera.org or fon +351 - 283 - 635 306

Further Information: Institute for Global Peace Work (IGP), Tamera, Monte do Cerro, 7630-392 Reliquias, Portugal,
Fon + 351 283 635484,  E-mail: igp(at)tamera.org


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