House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 8:30 am via ZOOM
Join the meeting at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82072641109
Or use your telephone by calling this number: 1-669-900-9128
Webinar ID: 820 7264 1109
Call, text, and email committee members
in support of HB 30!!
“I support HB 30 because it is important to protect water rights and due process.”
“Please support HB 30 and protect existing water rights.”
We urge you to support HB 30 to protect existing, senior water rights and due process in water lease application procedures.
To join the meeting, you will need access to Zoom on your computer or phone. Instructions to download Zoom are provided below. On the day of the committee meeting, sign on early by 8:15am with this link. When HB 30 starts, you can “raise your hand” on Zoom. If you are on your phone, you can raise your hand by pressing *9.
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82072641109
US: +1 669 900 9128
Webinar ID: 820 7264 1109
Contact NMAA at 505-995-9644 or Emily Arasin, email@example.com, with questions about Zoom. Contact Jaimie Park, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions about HB 30.
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Una Tardeada Acequiera
New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2020
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A “tardeada” is an afternoon/evening gathering, a beautiful way to spend the “tarde” or the latter part of the day. Join us to connect with friends from the acequias who work together all year long to be caretakers of our precious waters and to imagine what the coming year might hold for us. We will connect in between
Music and Versos by our beloved Vicente Griego and David Garcia.
If anyone else wishes to share art, words, or music, email email@example.com.
Register here https://forms.gle/6fUHeayMoFUBErvMA to get the Zoom link and phone number.
Photo credit: Donatella Davanzo
Respeto y Repartimiento: Plática on Water Sharing Traditions
Join us for an online platica about the acequia tradition of sharing water, known as repartimiento. This will be first in a series of online pláticas, or dialogues, focused on water sharing customs and practices among acequias. Our first plática on repartimiento will take place on Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm via Zoom, Facebook Live, and conference call.
For centuries in New Mexico, the customs and traditions of water sharing have been vital to the well-being of communities, providing water through the principle of equity and keeping peaceful relations with neighboring families and communities.
During the pandemic, acequias are facing a growing interest in locally grown food resulting in more demand for water by growers who need reliable water for crops and livestock. Adding to the stress on acequias is climate change that is causing more intense and longer droughts, with less snowpack, runoff, and irrigation water.
It has never been more important for the acequia community to dig deep into our cultural memory to remember the generations of teachings about the importance of sharing water and to be mindful of the scarcity of water that we rely upon for our survival.
Our gathering will feature poetry and storytelling to ground us a cultural worldview grounded in respect, caring for one’s neighbors, and working together for the common good. Our featured artist will be Levi Romero, New Mexico Poet Laureate, whose upbringing in Dixon immersed him in land-based culture that resonates in his poetry. Levi will share poetry and reflections on a recent essay entitled, “Respeto, Caridad, y Repartimiento.” Also, musician David Garcia will perform music rooted in acequia lifeways.
Gilbert Sandoval, President of the Jemez River Basin Coalition of Acequias, will share his experience in negotiating water sharing agreements with neighboring Pueblos. Gilbert’s story will highlight the knowledge and experience needed in the difficult and complicated work of creating water-sharing agreements, which can take decades to resolve but also remain a work in progress as our climate changes and as communities change over time. Other acequia elders will be invited to share their own experiences with past or current water sharing practices.
The plática will take place on Zoom, Facebook Live, and by conference call. Click here to sign up for the platica.
When you register, NMAA will send you the instructions to use Zoom, Facebook Live, or conference call to participate.
Alabanza de San Isidro:
A traditional spiritual ballad and homage to our patron saint
Blessing and Reflections from Traditional Farmers and Mayordomos
Closing with Music
HOW TO USE ZOOM:
- Download Zoom (free) – https://zoom.us/download –*We advise that you download the program in advance of the meeting so you are not delayed in being able to connect.
- Click here to join the call – https://zoom.us/j/94465568558
- As the program opens, a box will pop up on your screen asking if it is okay to launch Zoom – click ‘yes’ – and then click ‘join audio conference by computer’.
- Once you are on the call – you can choose to turn your video on or off using buttons in the lower left side of the screen. You can also mute and unmute yourself by clicking the small microphone icon.
- Dial: 1-301-715-8592
- Enter the ‘Meeting ID’: 944 6556 8558
- We will ask everyone to mute themselves so we can hear the speaker clearly and limit background noise. To mute yourself on a landline – press *6 – then press it again to unmute yourself.
Acequias and Climate Change
Learning Together and Adapting for the Future
Thursday, June 27, 2019
9:00am – 3:30pm
Juan I. Gonzales Agricultural Center
202 Chamisa Road, Taos, NM
Join acequias for a day of learning and dialogue about a future shaped by climate change. The day will include an overview of the impacts of climate change on New Mexico’s watersheds and rivers from Dr. David Gutzler, UNM professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, followed by interactive discussions about repartimiento traditions (old and new), water harvesting, infrastructure improvements, building healthy soils, and other adaptations.
DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR
Sponsored by the New Mexico Acequia Association, Embudo Valley Regional Acequia Association, Taos Valley Acequia Association, Rio Chama Acequia Association, and La Asociación de las Acequias del Valle de Mora.