Lakes and Pools

Water Harvesting

Iberia is edging towards desertification, and the increasingly hot summers continue to increase the risk of forest fires. The most valuable interventions are:


  • Land management that honours local agricultural traditions
  • Reforestation with a diversity of native species, and disinvesting in monocultures of maritime pine and eucalyptus.
  • Water management – restoring abandonned wells and springs; constructing lakes, contour ditches, ponds and pools
  • Rain water harvesting
  • Encouraging land users back to live and work.