9781930618558-1930618557-Acequia: Water Sharing, Sanctity, and Place (A School for Advanced Research Resident Scholar Book)

Acequia: Water Sharing, Sanctity, and Place (A School for Advanced Research Resident Scholar Book)

ISBN-13: 9781930618558
ISBN-10: 1930618557
Edition: illustrated edition
Author: Rodríguez, Sylvia
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press
Format: Paperback 216 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781930618558
ISBN-10: 1930618557
Edition: illustrated edition
Author: Rodríguez, Sylvia
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press
Format: Paperback 216 pages

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Acknowledged authors Rodríguez, Sylvia wrote Acequia: Water Sharing, Sanctity, and Place (A School for Advanced Research Resident Scholar Book) comprising 216 pages back in 2006. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1930618557 and 9781930618558. Since then Acequia: Water Sharing, Sanctity, and Place (A School for Advanced Research Resident Scholar Book) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Every society must have a system for capturing, storing, and distributing water, a system encompassing both technology and a rationale for the division of this finite resource. Today, people around the world face severe and growing water scarcity, and everywhere this vital resource is ceasing to be a right and becoming a commodity. The acequia or irrigation ditch associations of Taos, Río Arriba, Mora, and other northern New Mexico counties offer an alternative. Few northern New Mexicans farm for a living anymore, but many still gather to clean the ditches each spring and irrigate fields and gardens with the water that runs through them. Increasingly, ditch associations also go to court to defend their water rights against the competing claims brought by population growth, urbanization, and industrial or resort development. Their insistence on the traditional "sharing of waters" offers a solution to the current worldwide water crisis.

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