You are invited to join us for the 2022 Congreso de las Acequias: 

Tierra Querida: Beloved Land

Friday December 9th from 10:00-5:00 (workshops and reception)

Saturday December 10th from 9:00-1:30 (Congreso main event)

New Mexico Highlands University, Student Union Building, Las Vegas, NM

with online participation available


The annual Congreso de las Acequias is a vibrant gathering of acequias and our supporters from throughout New Mexico and Southern Colorado. We gather to celebrate our culture, share knowledge, and plan for our collective future.  This two day gathering will include special workshops, as well as our Congreso main event with music, art, teatro, presentations, and the beloved bendición de las aguas. Topics include:
  • Pala Power: Working Together to Heal the Land
  • El Agua se Defiende: Acequia Strategies to Protect Water
  • Funding for Disaster Recovery and Acequia Infrastructure
  • Youth Leadership and Advocacy

*registration will also be available at the door on the day of the event*

Congreso 2022 will be held in person, with options for digital participation in certain workshops and presentations. If you would like to participate via digital platforms – select ‘online participation’ when completing your registration. For those attending in person, we ask our community to help this be a safe space, in light of the continuing covid-19 pandemic. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell or have been exposed to covid-19. Masks are highly recommended for everyone.


Show your support for acequias and promote your organization or business at the Annual Congreso de las Acequias. We rely on YOUR contribution to make this event possible.  Click here for more information and to complete a sponsorship online or via phone.