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Portugal: mainframe design of water catchment and settlement, Alentejo region (2013)

Design of 26Ha area to restore native woodland and hydrological functioning in a location suffering fire and desertification, and to provide secure water and food supply to an eco-community.  Location incorporates two side-valleys.  Design includes swales, two earth dams, check-dam, water tanks, fish ponds, cell grazing, food forests, farm forestry and crop production. Various key features of built environment considered, such as solar heating and cooling, access, sanitation, etc.

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