“Landscapes of water, source of life”
Communities and Traditional water management systems 12-13 July 2013, Vitoria-Gasteiz. Álava. País Vasco. España
The ancient traditions that survive in Valle Salado, the judicious management that has survived for centuries and the social structures that emerged and that have developed, make it a perfect example of a sustainable landscape that should serve as a driving force for future local development.
Fundación Valle Salado would like to encourage, at this International Conference, a discussion on different aspects related to Water Landscapes and to traditional Water management systems that are vital to communities. We would also like to share our experience with other systems that are based on the existence, whether abundant or scarce, of water, thereby achieving an international component through the desire to establish bonds of cooperation and collaboration.
Water for Life will be, during this Conference, the key element of communities that base their lifestyles on understanding its management, not only to ensure their food but also the survival of their knowledge, their traditions, their culture, in short, their identity.