Land and Water in the Middle East: the Yemen Connection
Date(s) - 08/13/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The infrastructure of acequias is rooted in language and history and New Mexico can be seen as a direct cultural lineage of Yemen. Before Islam and the Arabic language arrived, Yemen was part of the Kingdom of Sabaa, who lent its extensive vocabulary on watering the desert.
Enrique R. La Madrid is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Spanish at the University of New Mexico. His new book project – Water for the People: NM Acequia Heritage in Global Context analyzes the history and meaning of acequias through time.