Acequia Culture: Water, Land, and Community in the Southwest.

TitleAcequia Culture: Water, Land, and Community in the Southwest.
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsRivera J
PublisherNew Mexico Press
CityAlbuquerque, NM, USA
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Taos valley acequias community-based irrigation system, Taos, New Mexico, USA

Key findings: The Taos valley acequias have survived for several hundred years as a community-based irrigation system due to a mix of social and biophysical features. These include: A low-cost decentralized monitoring system that is enabled by both water distribution institutions and the geographic location of users Multiple levels of governance built up by key actors within each acequia A system of shallow groundwater aquifers which are particularly important during droughts, and which are...
09 Aug 2016