Short Video on Soil

February 2, 2015

NWNL has posted a new 5 minute video on SOIL on its website! Like global water supplies, our soil is a limited resource; and the health of our soil is dependent on water. This film explains that soil creates food production, fiber for fuel, water availability, nutrient recycling and organic carbon stocks. Plus, soil is responsible for 1/4 of our global biodiversity.

Erosion, nutrient decline, acidification, salinization, compaction, and pollution quickly degrade our soils. However, soil restoration isn’t easy: it takes 100–1000 years to form just 1 centimeter of soil! More intense irrigation for more food for more people, plus climate change impacts, necessitate innovative solutions such as those discussed in this film.

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