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Water Management & Earthworks Course
in Portugal

Come get your hands dirty!

Learn how to design for water abundance!

2nd-5th December 

Quinta Alma, Aljezur, Portugal 

Also check the Agroforestry course happening right after this course here!


Course Overview

This course is designed for those who want to go deeper in the understanding of water management on the landscape. Together, we will integrate theory and practice, understanding the techniques we have available to turn erosion and water scarcity into abundance and fertility. 

The course is thought for those who already have a basic foundation in regenerative land design. Nevertheless, we will go from the ground up and if you have a solid interest in the topic you are most welcome!

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The program


During our time together we will guide you through regenerative water management strategies starting from the basics. Theory will be supported by practical work, and ere is a list of the theoretical topics that we will cover during the course:


- In depth study of contour lines and maps

- Reading the landscape to understand water flow

- The water cycle 

- Hydrology

- Designing tree systems to increase water efficiency


- Creating a contour map with a drone

- Tracing contour lines on the land

- Using softwares to design water retention systems (dams, swales, diversion drains etc...)

- Design and implementation of a check dam, swale and other water retention features

Note that the exact practical activities will depend on group needs, weather, and availability of machinery at the time of the course

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The Facilitators


Eduardo Terzidis is a permaculture teacher and consultant, a writer and a yoga teacher. As an engineer, he wanted to help the world, yet he felt the need to “be out there”, learning and sharing with the very people who seek the same change he envisioned. At the core of his work is the understanding that global change needs to be carried from the inside out, recognising the intricate web of which we are part and being able to play our role in support of all life. Today he focuses on water management and agroforestry for mediterranean and provides 1:1 sessions to individuals to support them in manifesting their mission and dreams.


Giuseppe Sannicandro studies, designs and teaches Permaculture in Italy and in Europe. He co-founder of the Regen association. Graduated in Permaculture in Tenerife and member and Tutor for the Permaculture Diploma recognized by the Italian Permaculture Academy. He designs and offers consultancy to multifunctional farms, ecovillages, urban permaculture projects. He facilitates courses and workshops in Permaculture, Regenerative Agriculture, Earth Movements, Water Management, Keyline Design, Soil Fertility, Horticulture and Agroforestry Systems or Food Forest.


EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (book before the 31st of August)

590 euros for own tent camping

700 euros for shared accommodation

Join the 5 days Regenerative Agroforestry Course 17th-22nd October and pay 940 euros instead of 1180 for camping for both courses! Price for shared accommodation for both courses is 1200 instead of 1400

Find info about the Water Management Course here 


720 euros for own tent camping

950 for shared accommodation

We ask for a 150 EUR non-refundable, non-transferable deposit to hold your space, with final payments are due in cash on the first day of the live part of the course.

Scholarships available, please email for info.


All course content, classes, activities and materials, lodging in your own tents or shared accommodation and all meals.

Not Included:

Flights and ground transportation

Location: Quinta Alma, Aljezur, Portugal

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