Rain can’t do its job anymore - Business Insider
To Savory, rain is effective “when the bulk of the rain (or snowmelt) soaks into the soil and only leaves the soil through plant growth, or through perennial flow to streams, springs or underground water storage, including aquifers.”
This sounds awfully simple: that it’s just a matter of keeping the water in the landscape.
It’s possible that much of the destruction and despair caused by floods and droughts comes down to the failure to keep water in the ground. If that’s the case, we should be able to figure out ways to change that.