Why Peru is reviving a pre-Incan technology for water


By Erica Gies

Today, modern Peruvians are redeploying that ancient knowledge and protecting natural ecosystems such as high-altitude wetlands to help the country adapt to climate change.

It’s one of the world’s first efforts to integrate nature into water management on a national scale. It’s akin to the long-held attitude toward solar and wind power that is swiftly becoming outdated: they’re nice but were thought not to be capable of playing a major role in meeting our energy needs. Peru’s national programme, however, has the potential to demonstrate how effective slow water solutions can be when implemented on the scale of watersheds.

Read full article Why Peru is reviving a pre-Incan technology for water, published by the BBC.