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Traditional Irrigation Systems - Southwest

Interdisciplinary research integrating hydrology, ecology, socio-cultural, and economy related issues in traditionally-irrigated systems.

This ongoing collaborative research on coupled natural and human systems provides useful information regarding the challenges and potential for resilience of traditional agriculture systems in northern New Mexico.The hydrology component of this project involves investigating water budget components at field and valley scales, irrigation contributions to aquifer recharge, and surface water and groundwater connectivity of irrigated valleys and contributing watersheds. Project is being conducted in collaboration with researchers from multiple institutions and organizations including New Mexico State University, University of New Mexico, Sandia National Lab, and New Mexico Acequia Association.  

Related publications:

Aquifer recharge from irrigation

Modeling sustainabilty

Documenting resilience

Hydrologic connectivity

United States
Latitude: 36.091779
Longitude: -106.055340