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“Water, energy and food are freely available for the whole of humankind!”
Dieter Duhm, from the Tamera Manifesto for a New Generation on Planet Earth.
I put this quote at the beginning of my speech because I want to ask you to see this vision of a healed world as often and vividly as you can. We must not get accustomed to a state where something that is actually self-evident appears to us as an unrealistic utopia. A world in which all people have free access to enough water, energy and food is thoroughly feasible. More than eighty years ago similar ideas were described by the Austrian Viktor Schauberger, a brilliant water researcher, a pioneer and thought-leader of the highest level. Even then he could foresee the global problems that we face today and he showed how they can be solved. A key point in the solution is the right treatment of water. Therefore I would like to address the issue of water in this lecture. Water is life – and where there is life there is also nutrition and energy. The years 2010 to 2020 were declared by the United Nations as the “Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification”. Progressive desertification is currently one of the biggest global problems. More than 40% of the global land-mass today is classified as dryland. Also in Europe, for example here on the Iberian peninsula, the desertification process is dramatic. One third of the land area of Spain has already transformed into dryland. But most of these dry areas are located in the even poorer countries of our planet Earth. Billions of people today have no access to good and fresh water. Even though we still try to push it aside, we know that this is partly connected with our lifestyle in the industrialised countries, which daily, hourly, minute by minute leads to a situation in other regions of the Earth where children fall sick and die because of bad water, where humans fight over the last remaining water and animals die of thirst. Water, which is essentially the source of life, is today the cause of war, power-struggles, disease, and an incredible amount of suffering. Therefore, the Bolivian President Evo Morales demanded in 2008 in his “Ten Commandments to Save the Planet, Life and Humanity” that we deal with this global water crisis and declare the access to water as a human right. I fully go along with this demand. I am holding this speech so that all people and all animals regain free access to good drinking water. For this, the idea of Water Retention Landscapes and ‘model universities’ has been developed.
Outline of the sections of the speech:
DESERTIFICATION RESULTING FROM INCORRECT WATER MANAGEMENT
THE SMALL WATER CYCLE
THE FALLING WATER TABLE
THE LARGE WATER CYCLE
HEALING NATURE THROUGH WATER RETENTION LANDSCAPES
GETTING TO KNOW THE BEING OF WATER
THE HELPING FORCES
THE WATER RETENTION LANDSCAPE OF TAMERA
Here in Tamera we want to demonstrate a model of how it could look everywhere in the Alentejo and basically everywhere in the world. Without water there is no life. Positively said:
With water there is life. We are becoming ever more able to see and maintain the picture that is emerging in front of our eyes if we ask ourselves ‘how does it look if we live with water and not without water?’ How quickly we come to visions of paradise and how quickly we can step out of scarcity thinking on all levels! I would like to conclude with a quote from Viktor Schauberger. It comes from an essay he wrote in 1934, from the book Das Wesen des Wasser (“The Being of Water”):
“From water everything originates. Therefore, water is the universal natural resource of every culture or the foundation of every physical or mental development. The unveiling of the secret of water will put an end to all manner of speculation or calculation and their excesses, to which belong war, hatred, envy, intolerance and discord of every kind. The thorough investigation of water therefore truly signifies the end of all monopolies, the end of all domination and the beginning of a socialism arising from the development of individualism in its most perfect form. If we succeed in unveiling the secret of water, in understanding how water can emerge, then it will become possible to produce all qualities of water at any location, and then one will be able to make vast areas of desert fertile; then the sale value of food and also that of machine power will fall so low that it will no longer be worthwhile to speculate with it.”
I ask everyone to perceive this vision. I ask everyone to see how the human being is meant to be, to see the true standing of the human, and the role the creation of models plays in this. A person who takes his human rights back into his own hands also takes a stand once again for the rights of water, as demanded by Evo Morales, and will enter into co-operation with nature and its beings. When we have again found the inner picture of reconnection with nature then we begin to understand the sentence “Water, energy and food are freely available for the whole of humankind!”
This is how life is meant to be.
Thank you for listening.