Introduction to Operation OASIS

The massive waste water problem that currently pollutes our bathing waters costing £billions to process throughout the world can be used to irrigate and reforest desert coastlines to induce rainfall.

Our aim is to use the return ballast capacity of super crude carriers which currently transport sea water half way around the world at great financial and environmental cost. This ballast is discharged into the sea, often introducing invasive marine species which affects the stability of indigenous species of flora and fauna.

The E.U. is legislating against this practice and tanker operators will be forced to seek an alternative.

Operation OASIS offers an exciting opportunity for ballast water. Transporting treated waste water to irrigate and reforest arid coastlines to induce rainfall has to be the way forward.

One tanker loaded with 300000 cubic meters of treated waste water would support 57 hectares of forest for a whole year.

Reclaiming deserts to enable people to feed themselves and grow great forests will offset the carbon emissions from shipping.

With global food shortages upon us we are already feeling the strain on our pockets in the developed world and renewable resources are in rapid decline. Drought is affecting all major food producing countries and wells are running dry. Water scarcity poses major problems for us and our children. We need to act fast in order to avert a major global catastrophe.

When the mighty river Amazon dries up and it's fish stocks die it is time to take stock on how we manage our fragile environment. For more detailed information visit our website and forum at:

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Now The Tides Have Turned

When roads turn into rivers and people fall and die.

When the only growth is concrete, reaching for the sky.

Desert winds blowing, fan the mighty flame.

Forest but a memory, don't even have a name.

Seagulls feeding inland, dive upon the tips.

Pipelines belch out sewage, exposing telltale slicks

Ocean levels rising, stink of rotten fish,

No longer do they live here, or end up in our dish.

Now the oil stops flowing, and gushing from the floor,

And water is the reason for which we go to war.

Tankers held at ransom, await the highest prices,

Now the tides have turned and water is the crisis.

By Andrew K Fletcher


ryanbiddulph said...

I like your blog Andrew. Thanks for the kudo on Zimbio :) Ryan

Andrew K Fletcher said...

Thanks Ryan

Just found your comment :)