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Water for the People: The Acequia Heritage of New Mexico in a Global Context

Water for the People: The Acequia Heritage of New Mexico in a Global Context Online

*This event will be livestreamed via Zoom. Registration is required. See below for details.

Enrique Lamadrid and Jose Rivera, editors of Water for the People, discuss this compilation of 25 essays by world-renowned acequia scholars. Topics will include acequia culture, use, and history in New Mexico and worldwide, situating our own state's acequia heritage and its inherent sustainable design within a global framework. Acequias dating from as far back as the late 16th century continue to irrigate their communities today despite threats of prolonged drought, urbanization, private water markets, extreme water scarcity, and climate change. Water for the People celebrates acequia practices and traditions and shows how these ancient irrigation systems continue to provide arid regions with a model for water governance, sustainable food systems, and community traditions that reaffirm a deep cultural and spiritual relationship with the land year after year.

Enrique R. Lamadrid is a distinguished professor emeritus of Spanish at the University of New Mexico. He is the editor of the Querencias Series at the University of New Mexico Press.

José A. Rivera is professor emeritus of community and regional planning at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of Acequia Culture: Water, Land, and Community in the Southwest (UNM Press).

Restistration information: 

This event is free to the public and will take place online via the Zoom platform. Registration is required to attend. Please click the blue "Begin Registration" button below to get started. Once you've signed up, you will immediately receive an email from "LibCal" that will contain a Zoom link and passcode to join the event. You will also recieve subsequent reminders as the event date gets closer. Do you have questions or need help with registration? Please call (505) 662-8257.

Made possible by the generous support of the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries.

Thursday, February 16, 2023
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
Mesa Public Library
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  adults     seniors (55+)  
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Event Organizer

Eva Jacobson

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