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

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Water for the People: The Acequia Heritage of New Mexico in a Global Context By Enrique R. Lamadrid (Editor), José a. Rivera (Editor) Cover Image
By Enrique R. Lamadrid (Editor), José a. Rivera (Editor)
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Water for the People features twenty-five essays by world-renowned acequia scholars and community members that highlight acequia culture, use, and history in New Mexico, northern Mexico, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Spain, the Middle East, Nepal, and the Philippines, situating New Mexico's acequia heritage and its inherent sustainable design within a global framework. The lush landscapes of the upper R o Grande watershed created by acequias dating from as far back as the late sixteenth 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 worldwide 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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780826364630
ISBN-10: 0826364632
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2023
Pages: 272
Language: English