Soil for Water's mission is to catch and hold more rainwater in our soils. We aim to create a critical mass of landowners who are applying regenerative agricultural practices that improve soil health and the water cycle.


These practices include, but are not limited to, adaptive grazing methods. We act as a facilitator, networker, and connector to an expanding web of partners interested in this mission.

Soil for Water is a project of the National Center for Appropriate Technology. We seek and welcome collaboration with all other organizations that share our mission.

There can be no life without soil and no soil without life, they  have evolved together
-- Charles Kellog.

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  • Veseth Ranch

    ‘Soil for Water’ Regenerative Agriculture Project Expands to Montana

    Building on a successful peer-to-peer network of Texas ranchers who are implementing innovative grazing techniques to improve soil health and increase profitability, the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is scaling up its Soil for Water project to support livestock producers and farmers across seven southern states and Montana. The Soil for Water project grew […]

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  • Monitoring with the Eubanks family

    Combating the Megadrought with ‘Soil for Water’

    The soil that covers 93 million acres of sprawling Texas rangeland holds a remarkable story. It’s a tale of opportunity and ruin. At its best, the soil beneath our feet is the source of life, food, and economic security. At its worst, that same soil can crumble ranchers’ livelihoods and put at risk our local food systems and entire communities.

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  • ABQ Journal

    Albuquerque Journal: Water-focused soil project expands to NM

    New Mexico is among seven states where the National Center for Appropriate Technology’s Soil for Water project is expanding this summer. The Albuquerque Journal spoke with one of project’s Texas participants, rancher Maggie Eubank, who said soil, plants and water are just as important as the livestock on the land they manage. “In this area […]

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