The Weather Makers have the objective to develop multiple Watershed Wide Ecosystem Regeneration projects (WWER)
FoundersTies van der Hoeven, Gijs Bosman and Maddie Akkermans
Headquarters5211 TA 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
In order to successfully develop watershed wide ecosystem regeneration projects, the following is deemed to be required:
1. Allocate strategic broken continental divide locations (acupuncture points);
2. A holistic design of the project area with quantification of added values by ecosystem function;
3. Ways to make the added values measurable and pro-actively manageable: Continuously develop PAAR suitable as contractual basis for critical KPI’s (Concession Based Contract) for WWER (digital twin);
4. Setup of an investment model: a finance strategy linked to concessions to enable investments and/or Eco credits based on organic energy stored in the landscape for a stable climate with the ecosystems as basis;
5. Strategy for long term commitments. The projects are to be adopted by local owners and users. Local ownership will create social economic independency. Create and maintain network of excellent companies and freelance specialists. Have 20% mark-up on outsourced work;
6. Carry out and support research to provide competitive analysis, facilitate enhanced learning and confidence in the counterfactual of WWER;
7. Good stories: everyone wants to be part of an inspirational vision! Use the vision to effect and attract people. Provide high standard working conditions. Influence global climate debate and policy and enhance the awareness and urgency of climate action through WWER.
Our research and experience indicates that successful WWER can best be achieved when we improve the quality of our coastal zones first. By restoring the coastal systems in the world, we can boost the food production of the near shore, which then will kick start the hydrological cycle and eventually accelerate the restoration of land by strategic reuse of coastal sediments. Cooling the planet and simultaneously enrich the fertility and productivity of the water and soil. This will feed the ecosystems in return.
- Step 1 of the WWER, the regenerating of lagoon and wetlands.
- Step 2, the regreening of the desert
- Step 3, the restoring of the hydrological cycle
The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
Clean water and sanitation
Affordable and clean energy
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Sustainable cities and communities
Responsible consumption and production
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