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5th Annual Celebrando las Acequias

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     
Registration

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


Music
June 16th 8:30am

Registration



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


Lunch


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


Embudo Watershed Acequias Estevan Arellano, Historian, Journalist


Dinner


Acequia Recognition


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


Music Los Coyotes de Cañoncito