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You are invited to join us for the 2020 Congreso de las Acequias! 

Unidos Con Fuerza:

Acequias Rising To Meet The Challenges Of Our Time

Saturday, December 12, 2020 – from 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-2:00


* To be held as a covid-19 safe, virtual gathering – join by computer or phone *


The Congreso de las Acequias is a vibrant, annual gathering of acequias and our supporters from throughout New Mexico and Southern Colorado. This year, our theme is Unidos con Fuerza – in which we honor the collective strength of our communities to endure climate change and the current pandemic. We will lift up our strength with a united voice to defend and protect our precious waters, and a call to action to use our knowledge, land, and water to grow food that nurtures our families, elders, and children. The December 12th event will include our traditional Bendición de las Aguas, acequia roll call, music and poetry, presentations, Concilio elections and resolutions, and opportunities to connect with community.


  1. Click here to Register for Congreso 2020OR call our office at (505) 995-9644
  2. After registering, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to use your computer or phone to join.
  3. If you do not have an email, we will provide you instructions over the phone.
  4. On the day of Congreso, you will follow instructions to join the event, which will be held on ‘Zoom’ (a free and easy to use program). We encourage you to join by computer if possible, so you can see photos and videos which will be shared throughout the day. You will be able to interact and communicate with your fellow acequieros.

There is no charge to attend Congreso 2020 – however we ask you to please consider making a DONATION to the New Mexico Acequia Association, to support our ongoing work to protect our acequias, honor our cultural heritage, and grow food for our families and communities. After registering, please CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION to help sustain our work and movimiento.


Coming soon!

Please also join us for special pre-Congreso Community pláticas (to take part, simply mark which ones you are interested in when you complete your regular Congreso registration form):

More information coming soon – but please save the dates!

Wednesday November 18th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – WATER

Tuesday November 24th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – FOOD

Wednesday December 2nd from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – YOUTH