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A New Concept for Harvesting Water and

its Conservative use in Agriculture


A New Simple, Practicable Concept that is Nature Compatible
[The project was basically written and submitted to World Challenge project 2006 conducted by
BBC- the presentation is slightly modified ]

By John Paily

Grace New Age Research

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Index

1] Abstract
2] Introduction and Scope of the Concept and Project
3] The Foundation of the Concept
4] Fundamentals of Water Conservation Concepts
5] Key Observations that led to New Concept
6] The Hour Glass - The New Concept for Water Conservation
7] How does the Project measure its Achievements?
8] How does the project benefit community and or environment?
9] How does it use environmental resources sensibly?

1] Abstract – Much of the water used in irrigation is lost through evaporation and
through percolation beyond the root zone. Large amount of energy and man power is lost
in the process of irrigation. Observation of forest ecology and the organic farming with
leaf manure shows remarkable water retention capacity and healthy growth of plants.
Attempt to establish the cause led to the fact the fibers of plants debris act as minute hour
glasses that store water. This led to developing a new idea or concept for irrigation,
which is nature compatible. I call it pocket dams. It is however in the initial rudimentary
stage and needs much work before standardizing the technique. When further work is
done it can bloom to highly practicable and nature compatible way of water and energy
conservation. Though the initial cost of implementation could be high in the long run it
would turn out to be workable. The idea can solve water problems of low rains and
drought areas by water harvesting.

2] Introduction and Scope of the Concept and Project

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Fresh water is the foundation on which much of life exists on land. Fresh water resource
is finite and for many nations this resource is scarce in its availability. The source of
freshwater is largely rains that come in particular seasons. Much of water rained actually
runs away. The demand for fresh water is growing in relation to growth of population,
agriculture and industries. The ground and flowing water is dipping very fast, due to
reckless human intervention and exploitation. The increasing demand, depleting resource
will soon create problems that can only be corrected by understanding the cyclic process
of natural water and its conservation and management.

Irrigation accounts for about 70 % of the world's water use. A living plant is a very
complex system with respect to water use. It has dynamic relationship with nature and its
water cycle. Water stress affects the growth and productivity of plants. Irrigation of
agricultural plants thus becomes a necessity. Water requirements of the crop system
depend on the species, its growth and developmental stages as well as environmental
demands. The water used by the plant in growth and development is usually small
compared to the atmospheric demands. Therefore knowledge of the parameters involved
with the water cycle, its relationship with the plant under cultivation and the whole will
help make a better planning and development of techniques for irrigation by conserving
water without sacrificing the productivity.

Most irrigation systems deliver water to crops by flooding the land surface, diverting
water to fields via open channels, or by sprinkler systems that mimic rain, cooling
temporarily the atmosphere and apply water to the field surface. Huge energy is spent in
pumping the water from the source to the field. In general, these methods are very
inefficient and is not nature compatible for more many reasons

1] The plants absorb only a small percentage of the water applied. The rest is lost through
evaporation to meet the demand of the atmosphere and percolated beyond the reach of the
plant roots.

2] Plants absorb most of its water requirements from its roots zone that exist near the
surface of the soil. The percolated water therefore is useless to plants. The percolated

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water goes back to the water table, thus large portion of energy that is spent to irrigate is
being lost in the process.

3] The topsoil is the most exposed to sunlight and therefore is the most heated one and
thus sprinklers and flood irrigation through canals leads to huge loss through evaporation.
Thus the precious water is actually lost in such irrigation system. Soil types, texture,
organic matter content and climatic conditions also determine the loss through
evaporation and percolation. Micro-irrigation techniques developed and adopted have
considerably reduced the loss.

4] The sprinkle irrigation actually upsets the instinctive ability of plants to adapt to the
natural cycle of energy in nature.

Proper knowledge of natural cycle of water, its relationship with plants surviving in it and
any simple techniques developed to conserve water to increase the efficiency of water
usage and its management in agriculture can have tremendous impact globally and help
our survival. Most of the present knowledge and management practices of water adopted
are built on our understanding of the parts. Here management practices are built around,
the knowledge of Evopotranspiration [ET], the Field Capacity of Water [ FC], knowledge
of practical lower limit of soil water determined by Permanent Wilting Point [ PWP].
They help us determine the Available Water Capacity [ AWC]. AWC is the water
available to the plants from the field and is the difference FC and PWP. The proper
management of water to agriculture aims to maintain the available water content of the
field, by supplementing the water. Unfortunately agriculture with such scientific scrutiny
of soil water and the requirement for plant species is only followed in few areas of the
scientifically advanced countries. They are beyond 98 percent of the agriculturist in the
world. A great loss of precious water, energy and human resources is occurring in our
agricultural practice around the world.

Here I propose a simple technique to conserve water by increasing the water retention
capacity in the root zone of plants, which reduces the water schedule, increases the
efficiency of the irrigation, cuts the cost of irrigation, and raises the productivity, by

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cutting the loss through evaporation and percolation. The concept is nature compatible,
very importantly it is sensible and practicable to common man. It is based on the
understanding of the inter relationship and oneness of nature and works naturally
assisting the plant to survive and produce optimally with out interfering drastically into
its inherent time cycle of the plant system.

3] The Foundation of the Concept


Simple observation of nature tells us that it constitutes of many time/energy cycles, one
embedded in the other and is driven by two opposite forces that coexist, one giving way
for the other.
The prominent and base cycle
The prominent time cycle is the 12 hour day and night cycle. This is embedded 12 month
climatic cycles, 12 year cycles and so on. The two opposing forces of fire and earth force
guides its existence. These two forces are opposing and exist in 3:4 ratio or 4:3. They
cannot be equal because equal and opposite force cancels out. At any moment one of
them is dominant the other is recessive. This means the cycle has a fire/air peak followed
by earth/water peaks. They manifest as day and night cycle. The water table dips when
the light peaks and comes up when the darkness or earth phase manifest. This may not be
a noticeable to a common man, but becomes evident, when we extend and observe the
climatic cycles.

The Climatic Cycles


The above reality when extended to 12 months cycle, it forms the climatic cycle of nature
or water cycle. The earth forces when manifest it gives rain and when fire force manifest
it gives warmth. The water that is principle to this project is an element caught in
between these two forces and exists in them by transforming between two states [vapor
and solid state]. It forms the foundation on which life exists.

Nature has four main seasons summer, autumn, rainy and winter. Two of them, summer
and rainy are prominent and the other two form the transition state that leads to change in

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direction of the cycle. When you observe nature, you note that there is condensing phase
[rainy] and an evaporation [summer] phase of water. In other words there is light/fire and
expansion phase [sun phase], which at its peak turns recessive and gives way to earth
phase [contraction/condensation phase], which in turn gives way to expansion. The
condensation begins as the system tends to upper limit. Evaporation state begins when the
system tends to lower limit. [See figure 2 - Quantum Water Cycle]. In expanding phase
the earth force and light force are directed in opposite way and thus the wave associated
with system maximizes. And when it gives way to earths force the wave is directed the
opposite way and the wave minimizes. So the cycle has maximum and minimum. So the
water cycle has a quantum nature that can be described by four steps. See figure

In such a cycle we have a phase in which the environment is saturated with water and the
water table rises and it peaks only to give way to a phase in which the water table goes
down and the water content of the environment decreases. [Rain and summer cycle].
Life is very much depended on water and when the shortage water occurs the life system
is stressed and is forced to evolve.

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Excess of water and lack of light becomes a stress to the system. In fact life is dynamic
system that interacts with equally dynamic system called environment which goes
through constant phase changes. Our concept now aims to limit to the water stress

4] Fundamentals of Water Conservation Concepts


The concept of water conservation and management relates to expansive state where the
water table goes down and the water content of the environment decreases. It relates to
summer when water vanishes into vapor state at a faster rate and moves to the upper
strata of the environment. The water table also dips under the influence of earth forces
and moves to lower to strata of earth beyond the root zone of plants.
All water conservation concepts should bear in mind two important aspects of plant life
and the water cycle in which it lives.
1] The dynamic relationship of life and nature - Here we must note that plants acts
against nature and its tendency. When the sunlight peaks and the material nature heats up
and is expanding, the plants act as coolant. It takes water and gives out water
[transpiration] and thus cools the environment. Here there is an essential opposition to
nature and its tendency.
2] When water table drops and the heat peaks, survival of the plant becomes the
important issue and the plants makes many physiological changes, makes mechanical
alterations to reduce the water loss and increase water retention. The plants go from
vegetative to reproductive phase develops seeds which can help it survive the endangered
situation.

It also should be noted that nature itself is designed, such that this expanding state after
some critical point gives way to the opposite or contraction. Here the evaporated water,
condenses and manifest as rain, now the atmospheric water content and the water table
increases. Beyond some point it gives way to the opposite. Thus there are two phases to
water cycle in nature and all plants adapt to this water cycle. There are many factors
involved in water cycle affecting the plants and its survival. Discussing them is beyond
the scope of this article.

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5] Key Observations that led to New Concept
The most important observation that led me to the visualization of new concept however
comes from observation of virgin forest and its dynamics. The health of plants its
capacity withstand water stress in forest, was really perplexing. The diversity of plants,
different strata or canopy of leaves that protects the soil from direct sunlight, the organic
content of the soil etc caught my attention and gave two directions to my thought
1] I began to work on multi cropping and experimenting in my field to mimic forest
ecology.
2] It led me to conclude that organic content of the soil has direct relation to water
retention and utility. As a agriculturist I had already noted that the plants fertilized with
organic leaf manure was more resistant to water stress.
The leaf and organic manure seems to play two important role
• When the rains have started and environment enters the winding phase, the
decaying debris releases heat and nutrients into the soil. Thus it supports the
plants.
• When the environment turns and enters the light and expanding phase, the pores
of the decayed cells and the fibers trap water. This water becomes available to
plant and thus plants withstand the stress of water better compared to the plants
grown using chemical fertilizers.
When compared to the forest ecosystem, the cultivating fields are open and are exposed
to the sunlight and rain lashing it. Thus thee two forces manifest very quickly, bringing
water stress. This led me to think and develop some means by which we can extend the
loss of water and make it available to plants. My finer communication with nature and
life has already led me to visualizing fibers and cells as hour glasses linked together.
This led me to visualize the new concept.

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6] The Hour Glass - The New Concept for Water Conservation
An hour glass is tow celled vessel with central constricted portion. It occurred to me if I
can cut one side of the hour glass and open it up to rain I can collect water and restrict
and control its evaporation by the size of the constricted center hole connecting the two.
This would resist the evaporation. If you incorporate such a simple mechanical
component to the root zone of plants, we can reduce the water loss and increase the
period of water available to plants. This can conserve energy as well as water. It can act
as mini dams.

My initial experiment was with twitched plastic bags with a small pipe in the middle. The
lower end was filled with sand at the upper portion with mud. Later to increase the water
retention capacity I used the powdered husks of coconut. We can conduct the same
experiment with potted plants with plastic bottles which are cut into two pieces and the
neck part is then invented on to the lower portion.

The experiment gave very encouraging results and I could visualize various extensions of
them. But as a small farmer it was beyond me to experiment it in large scale. Further the
nature was leading me to unearth greater secret of her existence. The cutting edge
questions of nature its origin and existence occupied my mind.

I wiped out all the signs of this experimentation, because the material I used is non
degradable one. The world is already polluted with it. All human think with a short sight
of self advancement and any knowledge of this would lead him to littering not only
earth’s surface but also surface beneath with plastics. I have chosen to speak it now
because the governments intervention can lead to development of the concept using the
bio-degradable material that have limited span pf 10 to15 years. This could be a boon to
drought prone areas.

On any day I would only favor organic cultivation and favor “Fukuoka” type farming.

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But the concept projected helps counter the natural forces, the natural way. When minds
established in various temples of science join hands this thinking can bloom in different
manner. Let me write few line of thought in which my mind traveled

1] The “hour glass concept” of control of water percolation and evaporation could be
extended to include possible third and fourth chambers in line with Quantum Pulse. [See
figure 3 – hour-glass concept for water conservation]. Here the forth chamber is empty
and stores water and divides the system into two halves with four parts in line with
quantum reality. Now this not only can be used for irrigation purpose but as means of
trapping the valuable resource of water that runs way during the rainy seasons. They can
develop into mini dams that store water much efficiently than the dams

2] The water retention capacity or available water capacity of the soil is drastically
increased with organic components of the soil. The powdered coconut husk thus is a big
contributor in the above concept. Since it is an organic component it is bound to break
down and the water holding capacity is bound to decrease with time cycle. The problem
can be solved from replacing non-degradable left and right twisted micro hourglasses.
The idea comes from the basic quantum mechanical design of living universe. Their
random orientation within the system will further help prevent water loss by creation of
micro pockets that hold water.

3] Just as lack of water creates stress on the plant system; the water-logged conditions
also create a stress on the plant system leading to deterioration of roots, induction of
diseases affecting the health and productivity of plants. This means idea should give way
to percolation of water in the rainy season to make it compatible to natural water cycle.
The problem can be handled by
• By keeping the storage portion of the concept much below the root zone or
• By introducing a valve that releases the water. A valve can be installed into the
design by including a spiral rod through center of the hour-glass or the storage
tank, end of which holds a flap so that the vent can be closed or opened through a
simple concept of screw. See figure.

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The project can be extended and refined to save energy in many ways and to adapt to
various geographical and climatic condition. For example in a plain area a centralized
tank can store water and render into a wide area through small pipes.

7] How does the Project measure its Achievements?

The project measures its achievement in

1] The simplicity of the concept

2] Sensible appeal of the foundation of the concept

3] Its nature compatibility

4] Its practicability

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5] Its universality

6] Its huge potential for application to conserve most precious resource that is
fundamental to life.

8] How does the project benefit community and or


environment?
1] Large majority of the agriculturist in the world are small-scale agriculturist and largely
are uneducated. They form the biggest community. The scientific knowledge, method and
practices to conserve water are beyond the sensible grasp of this large majority. Water
conservation in agriculture cannot be achieved unless, the knowledge and its significance
percolates to every one. Knowledge cannot percolate to the root unless it is simple,
sensible, real, practicable and useful. In this respect the project provides a foundation
knowledge that is sensible, simple, practicable and can easily percolate into the mind of
even a common man. Only knowledge can initialize human kind into proper action and
only when individuals makes proper action can energy and the resources be saved and
order returns to disordered world. The effectiveness of implementation of knowledge by
government and other agencies is also greatly enhanced when the knowledge behind the
action is sensible and perceivable by the target area.

9] How does it use environmental resources sensibly?


The concept proposed in additional its enormous potential to conserve water is the closest
possible natural way to assist plant health, productivity and ensure qualitative products
that does not posses high amount of negative energies.

Most of the irrigation practices do not take into consideration the knowledge of
interrelationship and oneness of nature. They are measured simply by the quantum
productivity scale and do not take into consideration the quality of the produce. The
knowledge of interrelationship and oneness and our sense experiences, tell us that, that
all-living system are dynamic. They are closely related to environment, and changes in it.
All life is designed to survive and adapt to the fluctuating and directed time cycle of the

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environment through constant development of information. All plants have inherent
mechanism to cope with climatic cycle and the aberrations in water cycle. The water
cycle and the possible variations in it is a prominent factor affecting plant life and
possibly determines Natural selection and qualitative and quantum evolution in plant
species.

When we irrigate plants through sprinkler irrigation and flooding or grow plants in glass
house we are interfering into the built in information of the plants to survive in
fluctuating climatic cycle and the universal time direction. For example when the
environment is tending to summer the information of plant system makes physiological
changes to adapt to the change and stress that is ahead. The action comes from the
information and mechanism built over time. The artificial environment actually creates a
conflict and disorder in the dynamic system by breaking the biological time evolved with
universal time. The system thus is rendered week and susceptible to stress and diseases.
Here we are not only interfering into natural selection in time but are ending up
producing products that has negative energies. Plant system we know comes at the top of
the food chain. This invariably means this negative energy percolates the food chain that
involves humankind. [The explanation I put forth is simple. Its full implication can only
emerge when one understand the fundamental design, principle and inter relationship that
guide the living universe and all the system in it.]

It is important to note that by design the time cycles are fixed. Our act of pumping water
and spreading it over large surface is increasing the water loss and this is achieved by
energy loss and increase in heat of the environment. The diesel pumps and electric pumps
used create heat loss to the environment].

The quantity of water evaporated to upper strata is bound to return as the cycle changes
from evaporation to condensation. Since the evaporation [action] was accelerated, the
reaction [the condensation] also becomes accelerated. What this directly means is a two-
way destruction to earth and its inhabitants. The quick evaporation leads to dryness and
destruction through fire and quick precipitation means destruction through flooding. The
predictions of the Project Unification are coming true. The world is witnessing some of

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the worst climatic disasters involving fire/wind and earth/ water and it is bound to
increase linearly causing greater and greater destruction unless humanity realizes the
basic inter relationship and oneness of nature and act from its premises.

The above concept, which restricts evaporation and percolations loss works naturally. It
mimics the natural way by which water is held beneath the earth and becomes useful to
life. The fact that the water schedule can be minimized invariably means its interference
in the inherent biological time cycle of the plant system is minimal. The very thinking has
potential to change the direction of our approach to agriculture from inorganic to organic.

Note - This was one of the many off shoot works of the author’s mind which was
engaged in greater cutting edge question of nature and life. The author was a researcher
in the field biotechnology, but gave up his research career in search of Truth of Nature.
The Truth of Nature that revealed to author has great significance to humanity and his
survival on the planet earth. It is written and kept on the Net in the following address and
links there off. The author requests the reader to help spread the truth. I have sacrificed
my life and done my best to keep it on the net. It needs help such that it catches the
attention of temples of science and governing offices.

Awakening to Truth

http://sites.google.com/site/awakeningtotruth

Contact – johnpaily2002@yahoo.com

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