For over 400 years, acequias (community-operated irrigation systems) have been in continuous use and remain important to an understanding of New Mexico's heritage. The film looks at New Mexico's enduring acequias as seen through the eyes of farmers, advocates, scholars, practitioners, lawmakers, journalists and members of the community.
Funded by UNM's Center for Regional Studies, the film unfolds through a series of storylines including the acequias' current challenges, such as climate change and water rights transfers, their important role in the development of local food sheds, and the economic opportunity they provide for members of rural communities.
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The Old Santa Fe Association preserves the priceless heritage, historical structures, traditions, cultural assets, and environment that distinguish the city and county of Santa Fe.