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Acequia Water-Sharing, Sanctity, and Place by Sylvia Rodriguez
  

Acequia Water-Sharing, Sanctity, and Place

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Acequia Water-Sharing, Sanctity, and Place by Sylvia Rodriguez

Every society must have a system for capturing, storing, and distributing water, a system encompassing both technology and a rationale for the division of this finite resource. Today, people around the world face severe and growing water scarcity, and everywhere this vital resource is ceasing to be a right and becoming a commodity. The acequia or irrigation ditch associations of Taos, Rio Arriba, Mora, and other northern New Mexico counties offer an alternative. Few northern New Mexicans farm for a living anymore, but many still gather to clean the ditches each spring and irrigate fields and gardens with the water that runs through them. Increasingly, ditch associations also go to court to defend their water rights against the competing claims brought by population growth, urbanization, and industrial or resort development. Their insistence on the traditional sharing of waters offers a solution to the current worldwide water crisis.

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Rodriguez's book provides a rare glimpse into the land-and-water culture upon which [New Mexico] was built, and whose future we may find worth preserving. For that reason alone, Acequia is worth reading.


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Book Info

Publication date

15th December 2006

Author

Sylvia Rodriguez

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Publisher

School of American Research Press,U.S. an imprint of SAR Press

Format

Paperback
200 pages

Categories

Anthropology
Drought & water supply

ISBN

9781930618558

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