José A. Rivera's Acequia Culture: Water, Land, and Community in the Southwest PDF

By José A. Rivera

Conflicts among Hispanic farmers and builders made for compelling interpreting within the Milagro Beanfield battle, the well-known novel of existence in a northern New Mexico village within which culture triumphs over modernity. yet as towns develop and industries extend, are acequias, or neighborhood irrigation ditches, a sensible and effective use of water within the arid Southwest? José Rivera offers the modern case for the worth of acequias and the groups they nurture within the river valleys of southern Colorado and New Mexico.
Recognizing that "water is the lifeblood of the community," Rivera delineates an acequia tradition in accordance with a reciprocal dating among irrigation and neighborhood. The acequia adventure grows out of a conservation ethic and a practice of sharing that are meant to be well-known and preserved in an age of accelerating pageant for scarce water resources.

"A useful contribution to the longer term administration of water resources."--Professor Michael C. Meyer


José A. Rivera is a learn pupil, middle for nearby reviews and professor of neighborhood and local making plans, college of latest Mexico

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