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Congreso de las Acequias Program

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Santa Maria de las Paz Parish Hall, 11 College Drive, Santa Fe

8:00am

Registration, Coffee, Music

9:00am

Welcome and Introductions

9:20am

Bendición de las Aguas

9:40am

·        Call to Order

·        Roll Call of Delegates

·        Approve Agenda

·        Opening Remarks from Harold Trujillo, President

·        Approve 2016 Minutes

·        Approve Regions Resolution

·        Recognition of New Regions

·        Recognition of Dignitaries

10:00am

Memorial to Josie Lujan, Las Comadres

10:15am

2017 State of the Acequias. NMAA Staff and Project Participants.

·        Update on water policy and critical issues facing acequias and rural, agricultural communities in New Mexico

·        Stories and Testimonials from Local Leaders

o   Local Water Governance

o   Protecting Water Rights

o   Infrastructure

NMAA Annual Report

·        Los Sembradores Farmer Training Program

·        Acequia Governance Project

·        Sembrando Semillas Youth Project

10:45am

Break

11:00am

Community-Based Governance and Management of Water: Challenges and Opportunities for Acequias. Enrique Romero, NMAA Staff Attorney

·        New era of administration (water masters, metering): Case Study of Pojoaque Basin State Engineer Regulations

·        Water sharing as tradition and innovation: Story of Jemez Basin negotiations and water sharing

11:45pm

Acequia Mapping Project – Eastern Rio Arriba SWCD

12:15pm

Teatro Acequiero

12:30pm

Lunch and Music

1:30pm

Awards Ceremony

·        Mayordomo of the Year, Wilfred Romero, Acequia de la Canada Ancha

·        Acequia Scholar of the Year, Dr. David Garcia, Ph.D., Northern New Mexico College

2:30pm

Resolutions

·        Farmer Training as Economic Development

·        Restore Solvency of Irrigation Works Construction Fund

·        Protect Rio Chama Acequias

·        Water Storage for Rio Chama and Acequias Norteñas

3:00pm

Election of Concilio

3:30pm

Adjourn