Natural Water Resources Management
Water has always played a decisive role in the development of humanity's well-being. There is a complex relationship between access to water and development. Water is essential for economic growth and successful poverty alleviation. At the same time, economic development has negative effects on water resources. The current situation with water resources cannot be called safe. Over 844 million people still don't have access to safe drinking water. 1.8 billion people drink water from polluted sources. 2.4 billion people do not have access to modern sanitation systems. It is predicted that 2.3 billion people will live in regions with increased pressure on water resources by 2050.

Climate change, population growth and urbanization will affect the global demand for fresh water. UN forecasted growth of water consumption by 50% by 2030. By 2050, agriculture will have to increase global food production by 60%, especially in developing countries. The demand for manufactured goods is also growing and increasing demand on water resources. Thus, the demand for water is growing rapidly: by 2050 it is expected to increase by 55% in total. 20% of the world's groundwater is already being overexploited. If the situation does not change, by 2050 the global water deficit on the planet will reach 40%. At the same time, water resources management remains unsustainable. This is promoted by extensive irrigation in agriculture, uncontrolled release of pesticides and other chemicals, and the lack of proper wastewater treatment. It is typical for 90% of wastewater in developing countries. The UN report highlights the urgent need for better water management.

The solution may be to spread the paradigm of natural water resources management. It is based on a decentralized way of water movement in the life support system, closed to the natural water cycle. Thus, it is possible through the design of landscapes that retain water in special ponds, and reforestation with permaculture techniques. If free access to water in water-deficient areas become pos
Tamera
Universal Problem
Global climate change, global disruption of the water cycle, degradation of ecosystems, deterioration of human health.
Solution
To solve the problem, the community proposes a change of global system strategy. They design a network of healing biotopes. Healing biotope restores the integrity of life, where all its forms - people, animals, plants, water and other creatures - coexist in a united diversity.
Target Image
In the future Terra Nova will be created. A new planetary culture will be built with a solid ethical foundation.

Ecosystems will be restored in accordance with the New Water Paradigm through the creation of water-retaining landscapes.

Regional food independence was provided through agroecology and seed conservation.
Experiment Framework
1. Created community was based on openness and trust. The Tamera land has no water sources, except rainwater. Correct water collection was a main task of project founders. The Tamera land is mostly agricultural, and it is not possible to build everywhere. Most people live in caravans (mobile homes), tents, or small fabricated houses. Social structure has a clear hierarchy: a volunteer, a probationary coworker (up to six months) and a coworker. Important issues are resolved in a public forum.

2. The first Healing Biotope in Tamera was created by research of the ethical, social, sexual, environmental, technological and economic culture foundations.

3. Volunteers and coworkers are empowered through mentoring, counseling, networking and political support.

4. The vision of Healing Biotopes broadcasts around the world.
Tools and Technologies
Unique technologies have been created in the process of research.

For example, they founded a school of love. It is a tool for healing love from anxiety, jealousy, rivalry, violence and lies.

In the environmental direction some new initiatives were launched:
  • Global Ecology Institute for networking and consultation
  • The rainwater retention landscape. It is a part of a natural and decentralized water management model where water can be supplied for irrigation, maintenance and drinking without being connected to water pipes.
  • For water saving and purification, compost toilets are used. They consume less water and don't dump black water. Dirty water from kitchens, showers and laundries is naturally purified by plants in deliberately wetland areas.
  • Food sovereignty is achieved through permaculture and seed conservation.
  • The equestrian project provides a non-violent way of communication between humans and horses.
  • A dog sanctuary rescues and rehabilitates abused dogs.
Scaling Plans
The ecovillage is planned to be expanded to 350 people. They plan to make a regenerative cycle of their territory, especially a water cycle.

They want to develop decentralized water, food and energy systems. For example, a ring canal system as a new model of water supply in villages and communities will ensure the constant and natural movement of water in accordance with natural patterns of movement.

There is a plan to change pasture management. Pasture plan has to align with ecosystem restoration work through holistic planning.

A school for young people aged 15-18 should provide holistic learning strategies in all areas. Education will be include learning a new culture of sexuality and love.
Standards and Values
  • All residents are vegetarians and practice non-violence. The economy is made up mainly of income from training courses and donations. They are provided with 80% of their own products and practice exchange with local farmers. Tameras teach them permaculture, etc.
  • The community has a clear structure and hierarchy. To become a member of the community, you need to go through the path of a volunteer, a probationary period as a coworker, and only then become a full-fledged coworker.
  • Peaceful cooperation between all living beings, based on trust, is encouraged. Also they research spiritual connection with the primary source of all beings.
  • Children can live both in families and self-organized groups. There is a nursery, a kindergarten and an international school.
Communities and Leaders
  • Dieter Duhm is the founder of the Tamera settlement and the author of the Healing Biotopes Plan.
  • Now Tamera is home to about 250 people (including children) from 14 countries. The average age is over 40 years. Permaculture specialists from Tamera are helping local farmers to set up their farms more efficiently in exchange for a part of their harvest.
Allies
Sepp Holzer helped to apply rainwater harvesting technology from permaculture practice.
Tamera stands against wars and for communities of trust together with the Grace Global Campus and the Grace Foundation.
They collaborate with OTEPIC. It is a permaculture and community center in Kital, Kenya (managed by Philip Munyasia).
They help ecovillages with similar natural conditions and problems. For example, they helped TRANSITION TO BAFUT ECOVILLAGE.
What you can do to join the practice now:
Learn a new paradigm based on the restoration of the global climate and ecosystems: The New Water Paradigm - Global Climate and Ecosystem Restoration.

Understand the key idea of the Healing Biotopes Plan.
Take part in education programs or become a volunteer.
Identify water problems and needs in your region and develop healing biotopes' projects for the local area.