The Acequias Trail
Irrigation systems similar to the acequias have existed for at least 5000 years and have been used by many cultures. As working systems or as archeological remnants they can still be found today all over the world. The Moors brought this irrigation system to Spain in the 8th century. With its conquests of the "New World", the Spaniard brought acequias technology to South America, and later acequias were introduced in the the southwestern North America.
Today, as we are increasingly conscious of the importance of fresh water for everyone and the growing challenges for water supply around the world, the 'Acequias' project underscores the historic, cultural and ecological importance of the old water transport system.