Estevan Arellano

Once again, writer, historian, and farmer Estevan Arellano delivered an amazing program of farmers, musicians, land artists, architects, agronomists, hydrologists, historians, and anthropologists at the Fourth Annual Celebrando Las Acequias. The 3-day symposium held at Mission Embudo, Dixon, New... More
ALI collaborator Estevan Arellano was recognized by the New Mexico Community Foundation (NMCF) with a Luminaria award on December 5th, 2013. The award is given to "outstanding individuals from throughout the state who make a profound difference in their communities." Luminarias "motivate, inspire... More
On Friday afternoon, July 11th, 2014 the Lower Embudo Valley of New Mexico received .66" of rain. No big deal, right? Watch Dixon resident Chuck Wright's second video here. That's not the Rio Embudo in the videos. Those are dry arroyo landscapes turned to high-velocity sludge-sluices in a matter of... More
Estevan Arellano, champion of New Mexico's acequia way of life and water-mentor to ALI students and faculty since 2002, died suddenly on October 29th, 2014. He was 67. Estevan shaped us, and shaped the Arid Lands Institute. He cared only about things worth caring about: integrity of water, land,... More
Estevan Arellano on the language and culture of acequias. Embudo, New Mexico. 2008.More
Estevan Arellano. The Acequia Landscape. Embudo, NM. 2005.More