Our mission is to be the best in the world in micro hydro electric and water resource management: by evolving innovative damless hydroelectric and water transfer technology. We create Today’s Tall Tree Nurseries to support Micro Finance for women farmers and their families using the Carbon Tax Fund, a new form of foreign aid. We export Mechanization into Africa for more productive agriculture. We do this to protect our environment and biodiversity.
What is the Biodiversity Trend?
Investors want companies to manage risks properly:
67% of shareholders think it’s less risky to invest in socially responsible companies
During the financial crisis, sustainability-focused companies outperformed industry average by 10% over 3 months and 15% over 6 months
Consumers expect companies to act responsibly:
48% will choose a brand that supports a good cause even if the price is higher.
Over 50% have either rewarded or punished a company for their CSR behavior.
84% feel that they can influence company behaviour on these issues.
There is higher employee engagement, attraction and retention:
Attraction of top quality people
Reduction in turnover
Reduction in absenteeism
Increased employee satisfaction
The Biodiversity Fund: an ecological restoration project, aimed to protect and restore habitats
Our mission is to be the best in the world in micro hydro electric and water resource management: by evolving innovative damless hydroelectric and water transfer technology. We create Today’s Tall Tree Nurseries to support Micro Finance for women farmers and their families using the Carbon Tax Fund, a new form of foreign aid. We export Mechanization into Africa for more productive agriculture. These activities can help avoid Global Stagnation.
The global economy is entering an era of protracted stagnation, similar to what Japan has experienced for over a decade. That is the message from The Age of Stagnation: Why Perpetual Growth is Unattainable and the Global Economy is in Peril by Satyajit Das.
The author challenges the assumption that growth can be perpetual and questions the ability of political leaders to enact the tough structural changes needed. He is particularly critical of the “easy money” approach to dealing with the great recession of 2008, citing the dangers of excessive debt and deep-seated fundamental imbalances. The fallout of these poor policies, he argues, will affect not only the business sector, but also the lifestyles and prosperity of average citizens and future generations.
Much of the growth of earnings in recent years is a result of cost cutting rather than growing revenues. Companies have embarked on massive stock buybacks to buoy earnings and improve their stocks’ performance, which Das does not consider tangible growth. Just the illusion of growth has pushed valuations well above their intrinsic worth. The stock market crashes of last summer and early 2016, though dismissed as necessary corrections, may be an early indication of a stock market which is losing the support of quantitative easing and low interest rates.
Our mission is to be the best in the world in micro hydro electric and water resource management: by evolving innovative damless hydroelectric and water transfer technology. We create Today’s Tall Tree Nurseries to support Micro Finance for women farmers and their families using the Carbon Tax Fund, a new form of foreign aid. We export Mechanization into Africa for more productive agriculture. A Future in Africa depends on work like this.
A Future in Africa
The best time to plant NUT TREES was 20 years ago
There is no doubt that Africa is well braced to become the Future Food Basket of the World.
Since the year 2000, there have been 27 major wars on the planet and 90% of these wars were civil wars, not because of ethnic diversity but because of a declining economy along with a lot of uneducated and unemployed teenagers. This happened despite the abundance of commodities. This resulted in a substantial brain drain of a knowledge-based world. Uganda use to be called the Switzerland of Africa before Idi Amin began the country’s biggest brain drain.
The countries that get rich are the ones who attract great minds or those countries that educate their own. Most of Africa does not, so it has little hope of accomplishing anything beyond survival. Africa has become irrelevant in the knowledge economy. So the developed economies have generally abandoned many of these countries to their fate: failing or falling apart.
Most of the inhabitants of Africa, even South African, Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo with all their resources have become poorer today that they were twenty years ago. In the last 35 years since 1970, the richest countries grew by 2%, while the poorest third countries did not grow at all. Many African countries either don’t get it or they simply can’t keep up. They get distracted by looking in their rear view mirror of culture and nationalism.
Land and people have become an instrument to be used and controlled. Large tracks of land are being purchased at bargain basement prices by large international companies. This is exactly the opposite of what should happen: land and people should be the main means of generating wealth.
African countries need governments that provide economic and political stability. A government’s job is to attract and keep smart and entrepreneurial people and to encourage the launching on new companies in the country. If what it really counts is having smart people, then they have to be willing to share one’s time and space in order to interact with them. They need to discover how this can be done — not why it can’t be done. These new companies will demand a “hands-off” from bribery and collusion.
We are living in an explosive age of knowledge because of the Internet and Google. The rules are different in a knowledge economy. If you cannot use new-found knowledge and equity, you will remain uncompetitive. A measure of knowledge intensity is a simple formula: Value-Added Exports/Commodity Exports. If the ratio is less than one, the country will remain vulnerable to commodity cycles.
The basic industry of the planet is agribusiness. Most of humanity is living from growing, transforming, distributing and selling food. Those who are not market savvy or technologically-literate in agriculture are going to have a hard time.
The good news is that history can change faster than one can expect. It all depends on a country’s ability to adapt and adopt an ethical, political and economic challenge and to use the knowledge
wisely. Africa is well braced to become the Future Food Basket of the World.
SO THAT OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS CAN LIVE IN DIGNITYLiving Water MicroFinance Inc. has an operating micro model in order to deliver a solution for the Carbon Tax Fund.
The Marginalization of the Poor in the Tropics
WHICH MODERN SOCIETY ITSELF HAS CREATED
We envision a world that solves the carbon emission problem by creating the tree nursery concept in Africa.
In the past four years, global prices of staples such as maize and wheat have twice hit record levels, driving hundreds of thousands of the world’s most vulnerable people further towards hunger and poverty.
The 100-year trend of falling food prices may be over and food prices may increase by 30-50 percent within decades, severely impacting on the very poor, who spend up to 90 percent of their income on food.
Domesticate indigenous fruit trees could help provide much-needed vitamins to millions of sub-Saharan Africans. The diversity of forest, fallow and agricultural margin foods can often help provide the range of micro nutrients needed for the human diet.
The trees’ natural habitats are being lost, mainly to widespread deforestation resulting from population growth, the cutting of trees for firewood or charcoal. Due to years of unsustainable farming practices, the soil across much of Africa has been degraded. African farmers only have access to 5% of the level of fertilizer per unit area of land as compared to their East Asian counterparts.
Farmers may see little incentive to intentionally grow indigenous fruits as a crop, because the trees are perceived as taking years to mature. This may be true in the wild, but not always when trees are cultivated.
With just 37% of the land, small farms produced 73% of agricultural output. Small farms are getting smaller because, with population pressure, farmers have to share access to existing land among more people while gaining no access to new land.
Land access for women is specifically part of the Millennium Development Goals. According to FAO, fewer than 2% of landholders worldwide are women. Many men can make decisions about the land on behalf of themselves and their spouses, but women cannot. Another impediment is that in giving credit, governments and banks require women to present some form of authorization from their husbands or fathers: only 10% of agricultural loans go to women.
A fresh approach both to food production and the use of natural resources is needed if we are to avoid the food crises expected to touch every country in the world by the middle of this century. We can reverse the trend by giving small farmers, especially women, the means to feed the world: with intensive/market oriented agriculture on a 1.5 acre piece of land.
The Secret is the AgroForest
Tree Nursery & Carbon Tax Fund
An Improved seed, tree and fertilizer system:
To absorb carbon dioxide in order to solve the global warming crisis
To produce more food economically in order to deal with world famine
To produce fruit, nut and fodder trees that will be used for furniture and not for burning.
To restore land by planting nitrogen-fixing trees among the fruit, nut and foliage trees
To develop organic agriculture without using chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
To provide all requirements of daily vitamin needs.
3. Micro Financing for women farmers financed by the Carbon Tax Fund: Small Farm: 1.5 acre: 500 orchard and foliage trees:
Carbon Tax Fund Support: $15/tree (brought forward) over the expected lifetime of 50 years. The $15/ton is equivalent to $0.14/US gal.
The cost of a HUG Irrigation System: $7,000,000
14,000 acres to support 9,400 farms x 500 x $1.49 (NPV) = $7,000,000
NPV: Net Present Valueof a tree is its value over its 50 lifetime of absorbing CO2 emissions at the rate of 1.5 tons/tree.
Please Note: another calculation of NPV of fruit trees living for 25 years = $0.49/tree plus $1.00/tree for maintenance:$1.49/tree. (Fruit trees are productive for 25 years and then are replaced.)
The $0.49/tree is based on $15/ton of carbon dioxide emissions. Alberta will levy a $20/ton in 2017 and increase this to $30/ton in 2018. That means the new NPVwill be $0.66/tree & $0.99/treerespectively for a total of $1.66/tree and $1.99/tree.
Our mission is to be the best in the world in micro hydro electric and water resource management: by evolving innovative damless hydroelectric and water transfer technology. We create Today’s Tall Tree Nurseries to support Micro Finance for women farmers and their families using the Carbon Tax Fund, a new form of foreign aid. We export Mechanization into Africa for more productive agriculture. All this is a form of Soft Power.
The termSoft Powerrefers to the ability to shape the preferences of others and getting others to want the outcomes you want.
Canada actively uses a rich portfolio of soft power tools and promotes organizations to promote democratic values and ideals such as CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency), who in turn support NGO’s likeLiving Water MicroFinance Inc.
American influence was in decline worldwide, and international opinion (exacerbated by internally directed media criticism) of the U.S. steadily decreased, even in allied nations. Both United States of America and Canada must invest significant intellectual and financial capital in programs to reverse these trends.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stating recently that meeting the U.N.-endorsed goal to spend 0.7 per cent of Canada’s gross domestic product on foreign aid may be too ambitious.
The U.S. and Canadian government can better maximize the effectiveness of soft power instruments and efforts through increased partnerships with NGOs. By providing humanitarian and development assistance in areas typically inaccessible to government agencies, NGOs are often able to access potential areas before the government can establish or strengthen diplomatic or developmental relations including intelligence.
The U.S. and Canada must develop a truly integrated national security strategy that synchronizes both hard and soft power appropriate for the specifics of each situation, and that adjusts as the particular threat evolves. This mix is now commonly referred to as “smart power.”
Smart power demands a strategy with commensurate flexibility. The HUG Energy System is an innovative system that promises to deliver irrigation and electricity in remote areas of under developed countries. Now that is Smart Power!
The index compares the relative strength of countries’ soft power infrastructure; testing the quality of a country’s political institutions, the extent of their cultural appeal, the strength of their diplomatic network, the global reputation of their higher education system and the attractiveness of their economic model.
Our mission is to be the best in the world in micro hydro electric and water resource management: by evolving innovative damless hydroelectric and water transfer technology. We create Today’s Tall Tree Nurseries to support Micro Finance for women farmers and their families using the Carbon Tax Fund, a new form of foreign aid. We export Mechanization for more productive African Farming.
Big problems arising from increased crop production in African farming include tremendous erosion and the depletion of natural vegetation. Marginal land is particularly vulnerable. The results are all too evident: perennial streams are now ephemeral, and massive quantities of topsoil silt up dams and flow into the oceans. The region is doomed to more frequent famines that will be the consequence of diminishing cropland, grazing and water resources.
A total of 340 million ha of woody vegetation in dryland zones of Africa have become degraded through human activities like; overgrazing, agricultural expansion, overexploitation, and deforestation. Both of Africa’s staple crops, maize and sorghum, are expected to be badly hit by increasing severity of weather. Demand from growing populations may double food prices.
The absence of investments in African farming means that farms remain small; the added value of agricultural processing is negligible or absent. With the number of water-scarce countries set to rise over the next ten years, more needs to be done.
Africans need to turn their mind to boosting economic growth, which has ground to a pace slower than population growth. Without greater opportunities, the frustrations of the young and uneducated will only worsen.
Investments in small-scale hydroelectric technologies and irrigation could yield a direct net benefit of up to $200 billion to Africa’s 100 million farmers.
The Energy policy of 2003 of Tanzania show that 1% of population in rural Tanzania has access to electricity. The rest approximately 98% use firewood which also implies alarming rate of environmental destruction.
All It Takes Is 3
The United Nations uses three key variables as average measure of human development in any country:
a decent standard of living (food);
a long and healthy life (health); and
being knowledgeable (knowledge).
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day.
Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime…
But why does the man have no fish?
Not just through charitable funds, but we engender a genuine partnership with the oppressed.
We develop Leadership Skills.
Carbon Tax Funds will make a difference not just for the life of one person, but to an entire global community.
Our mission is to be the best in the world in micro hydro electric and water resource management: by evolving innovative damless hydroelectric and water transfer technology. We create Today’s Tall Tree Nurseries to support Micro Finance for women farmers and their families using the Carbon Tax Fund, a new form of foreign aid. We export Mechanization into Africa for more productive agriculture. We do this to address Carbon Pollution.
TO SOLVE WORLD’S CARBON POLLUTION
New Trees are the only solution to soaking up Carbon Dioxide:
Our Mission: to help solve the problem of carbon dioxide build up in the world by growing and managing mature forests of foliage, fruit and nut trees that eventually are used in lumber — not firewood. The Carbon Tax Fund supports a Micro finance initiative to support women farmers and their families who will nurture these trees over their lifetime. The Net Present Value of each tree is $1.49 for 25 years.
Africa has 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land!
Agroforestry is a win-win solution to the seemingly difficult choice between reforestation and agricultural land use, because it increases the storage of carbon and also enhances agricultural productivity.
Trees in the agroecosystem may help buffer against both production risk and income risk. Lots of excellent fruit and vegetables can be added very economically to the diet as well as forage for the rabbits.
Rabbit farmers could grow foliage trees like Moringa trees as a living fence for nutritious leaves for the 50 families and forage for the rabbits. One hundred grams of fresh Moringa tree leaves provide the same amount of protein as an egg. The Moringa tree pod is cooked as a vegetable in India. Ben-Oil is produced from these pods.
Farmers can also grow the allergy-free Mulberry, in which the ripe fruit is edible and is widely used in pies, tarts and wines. Rabbits love them and are fast and productive too. Bamboo can be grown as excellent material for cages and even buildings.
The actual goal of carbon sequestration is to reduce carbon emissions in the world. Just as important is the creation of a continuous sustainable agroforestry opportunity for women farmers and their family who will maintain the orchards and trees over the 50 years. The orchard trees are chosen for both their produce (fruit, nuts and foliage) and their value as lumber. The carbon capture remains in the lumber as opposed to being burned off as firewood.
THE RABBIT FISH FARM and smart carbon tax subsidies have the potential to change the growth of the Africa’s small holder farmers. This will help solve the problem of carbon dioxide build up in the world by growing and managing mature forests of foliage, fruit and nut trees that eventually are used in lumber — not firewood. The Carbon Tax Fund supports a Microfinance initiative to support women farmers and their families who will nurture these trees over their lifetime. The Net Present Value of each tree is $1.49 over 25 years.
The last piece of the puzzle is irrigation and electricity. The HUGSystem provides both irrigation and 780 Kw (5,470,000 Kwh) of electricity from the kinetic energy gained from nearby moving water. South Africa household consumption is 2,760 Kwh/year: this amount of electricity would support 2000 households.
The HUG Difference
HUG offers off-grid solutions to create smart, renewable approaches to bring hydro electric power and irrigation to the poor faster, cheaper and more effectively: HugEnergy.us
Annual Carbon Sequestration
FACT: This increase in carbon dioxide from roughly 280 parts per million (ppm) prior to the Industrial Revolution to about 392 ppm today is having a dramatic impact on our climate, both warming our climate and altering our weather with more droughts and more very extreme weather events.Continue reading Carbon Pollution and Irrigation 2→
Based on the vortex or a physical phenomena of the Spiral:
WATER TRANSFER AND OUR MISSION:
Our mission is to be the best in the world in micro hydro electric and water transfer management: by evolving innovative damless hydroelectric and water transfer technology. We create Today’s Tall Tree Nurseries to support Micro Finance for women farmers and their families using the Carbon Tax Fund, a new form of foreign aid. We export Mechanization for more productive agriculture.
Water shortages may not lead to war, but they most certainly lead to food shortages, increased poverty and the spread of disease– followed by social unrest and violence.
Today, the world faces a crisis that only a handful of experts were even vaguely aware of in 1970: climate disruption.
However, evidence suggests that future adaptation will be different and probably more difficult, as resources near depletion at the global scale.
Unfortunately the world has yet to make sustainable efforts to cope with this impending challenge.
The Shortage of Water: the Water Transfer
There is no question that water is absolutely necessary for human survival. However, over one billion people on Earth already do not have access to a clean water supply. With a growing population, this number will drastically increase, especially as we continue to abuse, pollute, and deplete our current supplies. Water use will increase by 20% between the years 2000 and 2020, and by 2025, 58% of the population is expected to live in countries of low to catastrophic water availability. Even more water will be needed for irrigation as growing regional populations will require increased agricultural production. In the not too distant future, arid lands that are rapidly being developed will not be able to sustain their people or their land use practices.
The warning signs are clear: falling water tables, shrinking rivers and lakes, widespread pollution, creeping desertification. Something must be done about the coming, and present shortage of water that is occurring on a global scale. We all live downstream.
How much money to solve the water crisis?
Most people are taking a serious look at the numbers within the context of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to “reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by 2015.”
The World Bank offers a range of cost estimates to reach MDG goals. They estimate the cost of reaching “basic levels of coverage…in water and sanitation” to be $9 billion at the low end, and $30 billion a yearfor “achieving universal coverage” for water and sanitation.Continue reading HUG LOW COST FRESH WATER TRANSFER 2→
The overall problem involves environmental deterioration. Our mission is to be the best in the world in micro hydro electric and water resource management: by evolving innovative damless hydroelectric and water transfer technology. We create Today’s Tall Tree Nurseries to support Micro Finance for women farmers and their families using the Carbon Tax Fund, a new form of foreign aid. We export Mechanization for a more productive agriculture.
Is the World Indifferent to Us?
We are faced with global environmental deterioration: the urgent need for a radical change. There is a potential for an “ecological catastrophe under the effective explosion of industrial civilization”
Mother Earth: Environment Deterioration
Ten Upsetting Trends
1. Exposure to atmospheric pollutants produces a broad spectrum of health hazards, especially for the poor, and causes mil¬lions of premature deaths. 2. In many parts of the planet, the elderly lament that once beautiful landscapes are now covered with rubbish. Each year hundreds of millions of tons of waste are generated, much of it non-biodegradable, highly toxic and radioactive, from homes and businesses, from construction and demolition sites, from clinical, electronic and industrial sources. The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth. These problems are closely linked to a throwaway culture: just reducing things to rubbish. 3. A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system. 4. As these gases build up in the atmosphere, they hamper the escape of heat produced by sunlight at the earth’s surface. The problem is aggravated by a model of development based on the intensive use of fossil fuels, which is at the heart of the worldwide energy system. Carbon dioxide pollution increases the acidificationof the oceans and compromises the marine food chain. 5. The melting in the polar ice caps and in high altitude plains can lead to the dangerous release of methane gas, while the decomposition of frozen organic material can further increase the emission of carbon dioxide. Things are made worse by the loss of tropical forests which would otherwise help to mitigate climate change. 6. A rise in the sea level can create extremely serious situations, if we consider that a quarter of the world’s population lives on the coast or nearby, and that the majority of our mega cities are situated in coastal areas. 7. Large cities dependent on significant supplies of water have experienced periods of water shortage. Some studies warn that an acute water shortage may occur within a few decades unless urgent action is taken. 8. Many of the world’s coral reefs are already barren or in a state of constant decline. “Who turned the wonder world of the seas into under¬water cemeteries bereft of color and life?”. It is aggravated by the rise in temperature of the oceans. 9. We know that approximately a third of all food produced is discarded, and “whenever food is thrown out it is as if it were stolen from the table of the poor 10. The social dimensions of global change include the effects of technological innovations on employment, social exclusion, an inequitable distribution and consumption of energy and other services, social breakdown, increased violence and a rise in new forms of social aggression, drug trafficking, growing drug use by young people, and the loss of identity.
1. Many of the poor have no other financial resources or activities which can enable them to adapt to climate change or to face natural disasters, and their access to social services and protection is very limited. 2. Sadly, there is widespread indifference to such suffering, which is even now taking place throughout our world. 3. Water povertyespecially affects Africa where large sectors of the population have no access to safe drinking water or experience droughts which impede agricultural production. 4. Every day, the poor experience unsafe water results in many deaths and the spread of water-related diseases, including those caused by microorganisms and chemical sub-stances. Dysentery and cholera, linked to inadequate hygiene and water supplies, are a significant cause of suffering and of infant mortality. 5. The land of the southern poor is rich and mostly unpolluted, yet access to ownership of goods and resources for meeting vital needs is inhibited by a system of commercial relations and ownership which is structurally perverse. 6. Many professionals, opinion makers, communications media and centers of power, being located in affluent urban areas, are far removed from the poor, with little direct contact with their problems. 7. A deep and melancholic dissatisfaction with interpersonal relations, or a harmful sense of isolation can arise. 8. To blame population growth instead of extreme and selective consumerism on the part of some, is one way of refusing to face the issues.
Our mission is to be the best in the world in micro hydro electricity and water resource management: by evolving innovative damless hydro electric and water transfer technology. We create Today’s Tall Tree Nurseries to support Micro Finance for women farmers and their families using the Carbon Tax Fund, a new form of foreign aid. We export Mechanization for a more productive agriculture.
Hydro kinetic technologies use the power of moving water.
New hydro kinetic generation technologies are primarily in the development, demonstration, and pilot phases of deployment and have not yet been commercialized.
In 2011, the U.S. had less than 1 megawatt (MW) of installed hydrokinetic, as compared to more than 77,000 MW of conventional hydroelectric generation capacity.
Some experts predict that hydrokinetic energy could provide 13,000 MW of new generation capacity to the United States by 2025.
Approximately 2 MWof wave power and 4 MWof tidal power have been installed, but mostly as short-run tests or prototypes.
The 254MW Sihwa Lake tidal power station in South Korea, completed in 2011. The cost to the Korean Government was $US293 million, roughly $1,000,000 per MW versus HUG Micro Hydro Electricity: $315,000/MW
The 254MW Sihwa Lake tidal power station in South Korea, completed in 2011. The cost to the Korean Government was $US293 million, roughly $1,000,000 per MW versus HUG Micro Hydro Electricity:$315,000/MW
Dam Proposed for South Fork Skykomish would have been an Economic Loser.
The Sky Dam proposal: 30 MW, with the same length of 39 m (129′) (effectively 13.7 MW): $150,000,000
Micro Hydro Electricity from Rapids
This HUG Micro Hydro Electricity is ideal to produce electricity in remote areas without the use of a dam. In addition, if we wanted to make use of the pressure at the end of the HUG Pipeline, water could be sent over a long distance for irrigation purposes. Additional benefits include:Continue reading MICRO HYDRO ELECTRICITY 2→