Enduring Legacy
The Softest Power
Kandahar, Afghanistan

Enduring Legacy is a landscape strategy to control and reduce upstream sediment transport, harness its potential to generate nutrient rich soil deposits, and make available new land for pomegranate or other agricultural production.

The Hesco Bastion Ltd. Concertainer is the most extensively used gabion military fortification and as the sales literature tell us, it can “provide proven protection against threats, both natural and man-made.” These containers are here redeployed for environmental use. Placed perpendicular to the flow of the river they dissipate energy in the passing water, which then forces the deposition of suspended sediments. The ultimate goal is to reduce the eventual accumulation of this material downstream behind the Dahla Dam wall.