Water ponds to collect rain water


Short term

Sustainability components

  • GHG emissions
  • Air quality
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Animal welfare
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technical feasibility

Climate risk region


Weather event addressed

Spring and summer

Farming system

All arable crops

Description of the measure

To build temporary or permanent ponds to collect rain water with low slopes and shores with native vegetation

Comments on sustainability

Water ponds enable a more orderly use of the remaining resources and do not involve considerable loss of any agrarian use. Allow the water recharge of aquifers, and flood control. Soil improvement (moist and organic matter content increase). Important habitat and refuge for amphibians and reptiles, and a water resource for mammals. Economic investments needed