Conflicting Norms in the Struggle for Communitary Governance in the Acequias of the Upper Rio Grande Watershed
Hicks, Gregory A.
Peña, Devon G.
MetadataShow full item record
This paper offers extended commentary on the challenges posed by the law and ethos of prior appropriation, long dominant in the western United States as the foundation of water rights, for a newly resurgent commitment to communitary water conservation and management in the hispano acequia communities of the south central part of the State of Colorado, lying in the headwaters bioregion of the RioGrande watershed known as the "Upper Rio Grande," or the "Rio Arriba."
- The Water Center 
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Lorenz, Frederick Michael (University of Washington Water Center, 2009-04-07)In a time of international tension and insecurity, water will become increasingly important, particularly in the arid lands of the Euphrates-Tigris. One of the security challenges, not often discussed, is the long range ...
Steinemann, Anne (University of Washington Water Center, 2004-04-20)Steinemann will discuss the challenges of water management. She will describe four case studies, each in three parts (problem, project, lessons): 1. Interstate/State (ACT-ACF “Tri-State” Water Wars). 2. State/Regional ...
Hsu, David (University of Washington Water Center, 2009-02-18)Public water utilities have increasingly turned to increasing block rate price structures to reduce water consumption and signal the high environmental costs of water supply. Hsu evaluates the impact of a new and substantially ...