Where is Bali? That’s the first question most people have after hearing about The Bali Retirement Villages. To answer the question; Bali is in the Indonesian Archipelago, nearly touching the island of Java, not so far from Komodo—land of real live dragons—and a short flight from Australia. Indonesia is a land that seems almost alien to most of the western world, it breathes as much diversity as it boasts islands (which are near innumerable). Bali is the island within Indonesia known for being a relaxed, tropical paradise. Indonesians, Australians, Chinese, and westerners alike come here for vacation. Most return, because in addition to its beauty, it’s also affordable.
As water scarcity becomes a global concern, sustainable irrigation is a topic not just for farmers, experts, and pedants; it’s a topic for the mainstream. In the United States, major aquifers are being drained at alarming rates, and there hasn’t been enough snow and rainfall to replenish used supply. Solutions to our current water crisis may be found in a Balinese practice going back to the 9th-century. Subak, a crossroads of culture, religion, and irrigation.