Water Retention Landscaping: Otavalo Quechua Community


Read here about the project we designed for two large community-based water systems in Quechua pueblos near Otavalo, N. Ecuador. These indigenous people had the forward-thinking vision to plan for water security for 30 years into the future. These two water juntas serve 16 communities and approximately 40,000 members.

The water boards are still discussing their options. We are proud to be part of this conversation.
Abstract, one page.ABSTRACT-english
Full ProposalSumak Yaku proposal.WordPress

Our proposal involved training local people to train members of the community in these Water Retention Landscaping methods so that a large percentage of the membership are active stakeholders in the success of the project.

The red line marks the approximate 9 km around the base of Imbabura (4600m/1500ft) involved in the project


About Zia Parker

Willow Way Wellness transition skills for earth~body healing We provide workshops, training, and private sessions in applied knowledge for healing the land and healing our bodies, and understanding the connection between them. The common thread in all of these offerings is that they help us shift our way of being in the world so that we sense and are sensitive to the living world around us. Thus, enabling us to integrate the information coming to us-both from our bodies and the earth-and respond with contributions toward a healthy, harmonious balance with all beings.

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