Acequia Education & Outreach Office
The Acequia Education and Outreach Office serves as a hub for the preservation, protection, and honoring of acequias across the entire Middle Rio Grande region. CESOSS, in partnership with the South Valley Regional Association of Acequias (SVRAA), with the support of other local governmental and non-for-profit organizations, is responsible for overseeing and running the Acequia Education and Outreach Office. This office will continue to advocate for the protection and preservation of water resources in the Middle Rio Grande region, under the idea that we have One Water.
The Acequia Education and Outreach Office ensures the long-term protection and preservation of acequia history and agricultural traditions in three major ways - by providing education and services to the larger public, conducting and contributing to acequia-focused research, and by helping in the physical preservation of acequia history and traditions (e.g. online archival system, physical storage of maps, pictures, documents, etc.).