Acequias have long been an important resource in New Mexico. In the modern world, the underutilization and misuse of acequias threatens our local agriculture systems and nature's ability to provide for all of us the one thing we need most: water. What future do acequias hold for New Mexico? Can they, and thus we, get back on track to a truly sustainable future?
Rachel Preston Prinz is an architectural designer and historian in New Mexico. She finds the best of what is old and remakes it, and/or perceptions of it, by building architectural languages that transcend architectural styles. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects, The SEED Network, Architecture 2030, and The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism.