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:

Sunday, 20 March 2011

OASIS PROJECT:scientists to discuss during Climate Week

OASIS PROJECT:scientists to discuss during Climate Week

UCL Energy Insitute is in London
The Carbon Cycling debate continues in London
FREdome’s global climate recovery project, OASIS Solution has selected Climate Week to call a meeting of its scientific and technical advisory board in London.
A group of individuals from the board have agreed to meet at University College London, Energy Institute on the morning of 24 March to conduct a project risk analysis to determine the feasibility of the proposal.
The OASIS solution, promoted by the FREdome Visionary Trust, is a renewable way to reduce carbon emissions. It offers radical alternative to lowered economic activity or carbon sequestration (burial).
Instead, the solution would reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide through a natural process – Carbon Cycling – whereby CO2 is absorbed by trees and vegetation. The solution aims to kick-start this process of on a grand scale by reversing deforestation in desert areas of Africa.
The project founder is engineer and lateral thinker,   Andrew Fletcher. He says

Andrew K Fletcher
Andrew K Fletcher – Engineer, Originator of The Overseas Arid Soil Irrigation Solution ( Oasis) Solution.
“Project OASIS is and always was very ambitious, but we have nothing left to lose. Desertification is spreading like a virulent plague and must be halted now!”
Following a presentation of Andrew’s idea to a meeting in Parliament in November, a number of eminent scientists and technologists have come forward to offer their services in exploring the radical solution which would use human waste for fertilisation and irrigation of arid soils, and the cultivation of coastal tree belts to induce rainfall.
The massive project would involve water companies and the shipping industry working with climatologists and environmental scientists to stage trials.
Already, the proposal has attracted interest from the EU “Cradle To Cradle” waste-free manufacturing network. Parties as diverse as Hertfordshire County Council and the international Rotary Club are already putting efforts in researching partners in Europe.  Arab countries have also shown an interest, inviting OASIS  to present a paper at the second Arab Water Forum in Cairo in November 2011.     
FREDome founder and chairman,  Greg Peachey says,
We are grateful for the scientists and professional who are willing to give up their time to explore this solution. They recognise that time is running out for us to find an answer to the combined issues of deforestation, climate change and food shortage that pose a threat to the entire global economy.   With a positive outcome we aim to proceed to a co-financing application to the EU 267 million LIFE + fund. This could be the UK’s greatest opportunity to lead a new green industry with the potential to create thousands of jobs and redistribute global affluence.
John Aitken, JJ Aitken Consulting Ltd
Dr Colm Bowe, Liverpool John Moores University – Natural Science and Psychology
Robin Buller, Renewable Energy Analyst
Peter Darley,  Consulting Engineer/Economist in water resources, irrigation, ports and transport
Craig Embleton, Desert Restoration Ecologist, The Green Frontier
Dr Richard Lawson MD, GreenHealth – Founder & Director (Desert Rose Project)
Dr Tristan Smith, UCL Energy Institute – Low Carbon Shipping
Andrew K Fletcher, Project Director, OASIS Solution

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