5th Annual Celebrando las Acequias

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Fifth Annual Celebrando las Acequias will be held June 14 – 16 at the Mission in Dixon and will focus on Ingenious Landscapes: Indigenous Infrastructures and Sustainable Design for Drylands.

Below is the schedule of events. For more information contact event organizer Estevan Arellano at (505) 579-4027 or the Arid Lands Institute at aridlands@woodbury.edu

June 14th 6:00pm     

6:30 Welcome and Overview

6:45 2012 Current Planning Guidelines Rio Arriba County Planning and Zoning

Strategic Planning New Mexico Acequia Association
June 15th 4:30pm Registration

Overview Dr. Peter Arnold, Arid Lands Institute

Book excerpt reading Dr. Arturo Madrid, Trinity University (San Antonio

6:30 Keynote Address Dr. William Doolittle, University of Texas (Austin)

Relationship Between Comanches and Hispanic Villages Dr. Severin Fowles, Barnard College and Columbia University

June 16th 8:30am


9:30am Acequia Systems in Valencia, Spain Dr. Thomas Glick, Boston University

Recognition of Acequias as World Heritage Sites Dr. Manuel Montoya, University of New Mexico

Indigenous Irrigation Systems in Arid Landscapes Dr. James Wescoat, MIT


Study of New Mexico and northern Mexico Acequias Jorge Ricardo Ponte, Author, Sociologist and Landscape Architect

Embudo Watershed Acequias Estevan Arellano, Historian, Journalist


Acequia Recognition

Poetry Reading Yasmeen Najmi, Beata Tsosi-Peña, Adan Trujillo

Music Los Coyotes de Cañoncito