Boost the small water cycle with regenerative land and water practices that restore soil health, expand plant diversity, replenish local watersheds, and cool local climates.
Rainmakers implement actions that boost the small water cycle, which recirculates moisture in a given area via evaporation and precipitation, increasing localized rainfall. It contrasts to the large water cycle, which draws water from oceans and moves it around the globe. A healthy small water cycle is essential to watersheds, which provide water to communities, agriculture, and wildlife. It can counter desertification. However, human activities have disrupted small water cycles in many places by reducing vegetation and disturbing soils. Culprits include industrial agriculture, deforestation, and urbanization. One of the keys to rainmaking are specific cloud-forming bacteria. Their production can be directly influenced by land management, including regenerative practices that restore degraded watersheds, diversify native vegetation, and improve soil health. Rainmakers implement localized solutions that are community based and long term.