Acequia Research: Current Activities & Accomplishments

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Reported August 2012:

  • Continued involvement with the acequia associations through both informal interactions and participation in community meetings.

  • Initiated a study to determine the water balance to the Northern NM acequia farmers.

  • Monitored riparian health at both the El Rito and Rio Hondo sites while developing a student and stakeholder driven partnership in a long-term riparian monitoring program.

  • Completed an empirical analysis of the impact of conservation incentives utilized by the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority.

  • Conducted studies on the impacts of climate change on water resources and adaptation opportunities in the agricultural sector of New Mexico

In the image above, Bill Flemming hosts a group of students at an acequia near El Rito.

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