The Weather making
Approach for restoring
the water cycle

The Weather Makers is an engineering company with
A holistic vision. We aim to restore water cycles,
achieve overall biosphere restoration and create a healthy planet.

Viewing water as the engine of all life on earth

Viewing water as the engine of all life on earth

Our Approach

Approach - Why

Why

The world we know today is facing severely degrading ecosystems. Earth suffers from declining trends in productivity, and species are becoming extinct at an unprecedented rate. With the current climate change crisis trajectory, the livelihoods of millions of people are seriously threatened.

Viewing water as the engine of all life on earth, we restore water cycles as the key to achieve overall biosphere restoration in order to create a healthy planet.

The Weather Makers - BeforeThe Weather Makers - After

The Weather making Approach for restoring the water cycle

We developed the Weather Making Approach, which is an agile, impact driven ecosystem planning, engineering and management strategy that can be implemented on multiple scales and with different stakeholder groups.

It provides understanding how to regenerate ecosystems as a basis for restoring water cycles.

The Weather Making approach (re)values the role of the biosphere in weather and climate and develops long-term nature-based strategies for terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and translates them into targets and reward systems. It creates an umbrella for a multitude of challenges for society (water security, biodiversity, climate and food security).
We use it to build our services, develop our solutions and determine our research.

Approach - Research & Development

Research & Development

Together with Wetsus, UU, WUR and TUDelft we work on several research studies.
Additionally, we have a physical research laboratory for applied research and development: The Eco Oasis.

Viewing water as the engine of all life on earth

Services

Services

The services we offer form the powerful combination of our engineering, ecology, analytics and software.
Within projects, we enable the quantification of ecological values, so that they can be combined with financial, social and economic values.
With pleasure we assist you to identify opportunities, gain insights, and optimize values.
You can come to us for:

Initiatives

Bardawil & Sinai Initiative

Bardawil & Sinai Initiative

We started our journey with the plan to restore the water cycle of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.
Discovering the potential of regreening the Sinai Peninsula: a greener and cooler Sinai can bring more moisture to the region, and can positively influence the larger weather systems that cause extreme weather around the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean.
Restoring the water cycle in this area will have a big impact on earth in rebalancing our climate, reverse diversification of the Mediterranean, provide water and food security to the local people and improve livelihood and prosperity of people.
Our approach is not only applicable to the Sinai Peninsula. We can use it worldwide.

Perspective paper

In light of our close collaboration with academics and our vision to continue to do so in the future, we have produced a report that introduces the scientific concepts upon which the Sinai & Bardawil Initiative lays its foundations. Our intention with this paper is to communicate our vision, shed light on the critical unknowns in the field of climate science and biosphere restoration and make a call for more transdisciplinary research.

Bardawil & Sinai Initiative

Henriëttewaard Initiative

The Henriëttewaard is both a central waterways hub and ecological hub located at the area where the river Dieze floats into the Meuse. The Henriëttewaard is essential for the drainage of the area and besides that also a potential hub for further ecological development in the area.
The municipality of ‘s-Hertogenbosch wants to redevelop the polder into a river nature park as part of the Green Delta Program.

The central guiding principle of the Henriëttewaard nature park is the transformation of the current agricultural land use into a functional and dynamic natural landscape. The Weather Makers are forming a consortium with several stakeholders and take the lead in determining the added values of the area in terms of water safety, water quality, carbon sequestration and to setup a financial model for the development. The design supports the different cycles by introducing key ecological processes through landscape diversity and biodiversity.

About

About - About-Us

About Us

The Weather Makers is an engineering company with a holistic vision. We aim to restore water cycles, achieve overall biosphere restoration and create a healthy planet. We do this by designing and implementing innovative restoration projects.
We believe that, as humanity, we already possess all the tools required to mitigate the catastrophic effects of climate change. It is those tools we, as a company, employ to accelerate large scale ecosystem regeneration.
The company was founded in 2017 and named after the book “The Weather Makers” by Professor Tim Flannery.

About - The Team

Viewing water as the engine of all life on earth

The Team

Viewing water as the engine of all life on earth

Angel Imaz
Technology Architect

Anneleen Geurts

Anneleen Geurts
Earth Scientist

Prof. Charling Tao
Cosmological scientist

Chris Diters
Business Consultant

Daniel Halsey
Permaculture Specialist

Duke ten Velden
Ecological Engineer

Eduardo Vias Torres
Ecological Engineer

Farah Shishani
Project manager

Gabriel Bellido Perez
Software Developer

Gijs Bosman
Technical Director / Founder

John D. Liu
Ecologist & Filmmaker

Prof. John Todd
Ecological Scientist

Maarten Lanters
Hydraulic Engineer

Maddie Akkermans
CEO / Founder

Maged El Said
Founder Habiba

Prof. Millán Millán
Meteorologist

Mohammed Nawlo
Business Consultant

Mohamed Zakaria
Vegetation and Ecology Scientist

Pepijn Noordhuizen
Draftsman

Pieter van Hout
Project Manager

Rick van Bentem
Coastal Engineer

Robin Heukels
Digital Advisor/Architect

Rogier Kuiper

Rogier Kuiper
Biological Engineer

Sanne Murraij
Communication and organisation

Ties van der Hoeven
Creative Director / Founder

Contact

Address

Burgemeester Loeffplein 70B
5211 RX 's-Hertogenbosch
+31(0)73 303 5380
connect@theweathermakers.nl

Postal Box

PO-Box 1722
5200 BT ‘s-Hertogenbosch

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Join our journey towards a better future by empowering nature to thrive

Be a Weather Maker

Our journey by John D. Liu

As humans we have been influencing the climate throughout history, now it is the time to take responsibility and use our profound influence and knowledge to make positive change in the world.

Right now, it is more crucial than ever to bring together a divers and international group of people to innovate and generate pathways to enable humanity and nature to thrive together.
Now you have the opportunity to become part of this journey. Buy your shares below and become a co-owner of The Weather Makers

One certificate € 250

What is at stake

The world we know today is facing severely degrading ecosystems. Earth’s vegetated cover suffers from declining trends in productivity, and species are becoming extinct at an unprecedented rate. The consequences of which are felt through climate change, and which threatens the livelihoods and food security of millions of people.

What we stand for

The existential threat of climate change is humanity’s most urgent challenge, but all too often the problem has been split into separate issues: greenhouse gases, biodiversity loss, unsustainable production and consumption, and environmental degradation. The Weather Makers offer a holistic, nature-based solution to a multitude of problems, by seizing our role in making the weather and dedicating it towards a regenerative future.

Our goal

Viewing water as the engine of all life on Earth and the primary driver of weather and climate, we aim to restore water cycles by restoring the integrity of the biosphere – a crucial foundation for overall societal wellbeing. Drawing inspiration from nature and using water cycles as our guiding principle, we ultimately aim to restabilize the climate by harnessing the power of healthy ecosystems. By restoring water cycles and the biosphere, we have the unique advantage of positively influencing weather conditions, and in return, enhancing food security, biodiversity, and overall welfare of society.

What we do

At The Weather Makers we use our intelligence, capacity and knowledge to positively and effectively influence the weather in order to stabilize the climate and achieve natural regeneration. Ecology and engineering are used to identify and leverage cross-scale, cross-disciplinary synergies to generate positive, transformative change at local-to-global scales, with the ultimate goal to stabilize the climate system. We created the Weather Making Approach, which is a holistic, science-informed and data-driven method to understand how to regenerate ecosystems as a basis for restoring water cycles. The Weather Making approach (re)values the role of the biosphere in weather and climate and develops long-term strategies for terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and translates them into targets and reward systems.

The Weather Makers believe that every person involved in the regeneration and management of natural resources can provide an optimal value to the process when there is an environment of trust and respect. We build trust by monitoring and providing transparent results to all stakeholders involved by implementation of the Weather Making Approach. This enables all stakeholders to give input and steering to the system that is acted upon.

Who We Are

The Weather Makers is a company and network of specialists, researchers and designers in the field of holistic water cycle and biosphere restoration, both in water and on land. Humanity has all the tools required to mitigate the catastrophic effects of climate change. It is those tools we, as a company, employ to accelerate large scale ecosystem regeneration.

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FAQ

We are a company and network of specialists, researchers, and designers in the field of nature restoration and nature development, both in water and on land. Our regenerative approach and interdisciplinary way of working focuses on the Delta works of the future.

Our goal is to restore the Earth’s biosphere, using the restoration of the water cycle as our guide. The water cycle is the engine of all life on earth; a healthy biosphere is the foundation of our society, ecology, and economy.

Therefore, restoring the biosphere and the water cycle provides solutions for the challenges we face today such as climate change, water and food insecurity, and livelihoods loss.

We have been “Weather Makers” for millennia without realizing it! The Weather Makers focus on bringing parties together to best utilize expertise, capacity, and know-how to positively influence weather and climate and generate maximum impact.

This investment round aims to raise €2,500,000. This will allow us to share all our knowledge and meanwhile convert the methodology into applicable tools to make the wisdom gained available around the world for biosphere restoration, there is so much to do!

The Weather Making approach is an agile ecosystem planning, engineering and management strategy that can be implemented on multiple scales and with different stakeholder groups. It provides understanding how to regenerate ecosystems as a basis for restoring water cycles. The Weather Making approach (re)values the role of the biosphere in weather and climate and supports the development of long-term solutions for water and landscape restoration. The approach translates these into target values and incorporates reward systems. Read more

You can now buy a share in The Weather Makers (share certificate/depositary receipt) via this link. Shares cost € 250 each. A share makes you co-owner of the company as an investor. If you want to learn more about this, click HERE. Being an owner of share certificates gives you, as an investor “economic rights” within the company. This means that you are a co-owner of, and benefit from the increase in value of the company, and that you share in future dividend payments. The company chooses a strategy in which all profit is re-invested in the company enabling more impact and increase in value of the company.

There are no voting rights attached to share certificates. The share certificates are digitized on the Bondex platform in a made to measure environment for The Weather Makers. This digitalization makes investing and trading low threshold without the intervention of a notary. Investing comes with risks. So, invest only if you have the financial space to lose the money. Of course, we do not assume this, but it should be mentioned. As an investor, no (future) obligations or securities are required.

You can already invest via this link and become a co-owner of The Weather Makers. As of early October, the campaign has started informally among The Weather Makers’ own community and you had the opportunity to reserve share certificates.

The Weather Makers are in the market to create positive impact. In the first years of the company the Watershed Wide Ecosystem Regeneration methodology has been created. To enable acceleration in transferring the methodology to an applicable toolset and bringing it to market as The Weather Making Approach, additional funds are needed.

  1. Innovative development of agile ecosystem planning, engineering and management tools;
  2. Enhancing our capabilities by attracting key talent;
  3. Strengthening our services.

The capital will be invested directly in the company to ensure that The Weather Makers can continue to develop and expand her impact; to make their knowledge easier shareable and convert the methodology into tools to make the acquired wisdom available all over the world.
The raised capital will not be disbursed to the founders and/or existing shareholders.

The company valuation of The Weather Makers was determined via a valuation benchmark executed by Sharefunders. The Weather Makers has a funding requirement of €2.5 million for which the current shareholders are willing to give up 10% of the company. This results in a post-money equity valuation of €25 million. The valuation relative to revenue and EBITDA is compared to companies that are also engaged in ecosystem restoration, and are publicly traded.

One certificate is € 250 and 10,000 certificates are offered to the market. The funding target of The Weather Makers is €2,5 MIO. To raise this funding, for which 10% of the company is offered to new investors. Hence, an investment of €1,000 will yield 4 share certificates.

On your personal page within the platform, you are able to track in your dashboard how many share certificates you have in The Weather Makers. Per transaction you will also receive an email confirming your purchase and a transaction certificate serving as proof. In your account you can find all your transactions and details per transaction. On Bondex, the digital share certificates are called “Share certificates” or “Certificaten van aandelen” in Dutch. The first 2 years you will not be able to trade your certificate. The investment is used to increase the impact of The Weather Makers.

If The Weather Makers’ shareholder meeting votes to sell The Weather Makers. The share certificates will be repurchased by The Weather Makers or purchased by the investor directly. The difference in the agreed valuation between the acquirer and The Weather Makers and the valuation that you bought your share certificate for, is the return you make on the share certificate.

Selling your share certificates to other investors is possible after a time-lock of 24 months. After this 24 month period, you can sell your share certificates either “over-the-counter” in a private transaction or publicly via the marketplace of Nx’Change (www.nxchange.com). Either way, you determine the price of the share certificate yourself. If you, as a seller, come to an agreement with a buyer. Nx’Change withholds a 1% transaction fee that is split between buyer and seller. So, once you, as a seller, and the buyer come to a price agreement, you will receive the price that you sold your share certificates for minus a transaction fee 0.5% into your bank account.

By becoming a co-owner of a company, there are two ways you earn returns.
Either by the company paying you dividends, or by an increase in the value of your investment. The return on investment cannot be stated with certainty nor can it be guaranteed. According to the forecast of The Weather Makers, the company’s sales and profits will increase in the long term. Therefore, increasing the company’s value and simultaneously the value of your share certificates. You will be able to cash out your investment by selling the share certificates.

The amount of the dividend paid is determined each year after the annual figures are adopted. The management decides whether the profits are distributed as dividends or reinvested into the company. Because the profit that the company makes can not be forecasted with certainty, the dividend yield can not be guaranteed.

If you are looking for short-term financial returns or looking for a so-called “dividend-stock” an investment in The Weather Makers is not suited for you. The Weather Makers aims for long-term impact on our planet accompanied with financial returns. Therefore we seek impact investors with a long-term orientated vision, because making an impact takes time.

No. Bondex charges a 2% transaction fee to the seller of share certificates. In this case, The Weather Makers. Therefore, The Weather Makers pays the transaction fee and you, as a buyer, pay no additional fee.

If you decide to sell your share certificates after 24 months you, now as a seller, and the buyer will pay a transaction fee of 1% split between the two of you equally. Therefore, you will receive the amount that you sold your share certificates for minus 0.5% of the transaction value.

Furthermore, Bondex does not charge investors for holding an account on the platform.

No. Bondex does not charge custody fees, other fees, securities or obligations.

As for liability; there is none for you. When you invest, you buy one or more share certificates from The Weather Makers. In doing so, you are excluded from liability. Holders of share certificates who invest now can never be held liable for anything, at any time.

Bondex offers the possibility to run an export of your transaction(s) (investment) at any time of the day.

You can also export an annual statement from his provides an overview of how many certificates you have in which company and at what value. You could use this information, for example, for your own administration or tax return. For questions related to administration please contact Bondex.

The share certificates are financial assets. Therefore, you (probably) have to pay taxes for holding these certificates. Tax regulations on financial assets are different in each country. Contact a tax specialist in your own country if you do not know how to report share certificates in your tax declaration.
Yes. You can create an account as a legal entity in Bondex. With that account you can invest in The Weather Makers buy buying share certificates. These certificates full under the financial assets of the legal entity. How this investment is taxed depends on the country that the legal entity is incorporated in. Contact a tax specialist in your own country if you do not know how to report share certificates in your company’s tax declaration.
Yes. The STAK (Stichting Administratie Kantoor Friends of The Weather Makers) is a Dutch entity, incorporated and passed by the notary office Zuidbroek and is subject to Dutch law. The investment round of The Weather Makers will be notified to the AFM (Autoriteit Financiële Markten). This document will be made available on Bondex, where you can download it. Please, read this document carefully before finalizing your investment.
Yes. Paying for your investment with a foreign bank account is possible. Please contact the Bondex customer service if any problems occur when making an account or paying for your share certificates.
Yes. Creating an account in Bondex and investing in The Weather Makers is possible. Please contact the Bondex customer service if any problems occur when making an account or paying for your share certificates.