INCULTUM Pilot: collaboration agreements established in Altiplano de Granada


text and images courtesy of Elena Correa Jiménez (University of Granada).

On 6 September, the first signing took place of the first collaboration agreements between Cáñar Irrigation Communities and Cáñar Town Councils that the INCULTUM Pilot coordinated by the University of Granada is carrying out.

The agreement has formalised the recognition by public institutions of the importance of traditional and historical irrigation in the municipality, not only for providing drinking or irrigation water to those living in the municipality and in other municipalities downstream, but also for its environmental, cultural or economic functions: aquifer recharge, generation of biodiversity, climate regulation, generation of cultural landscapes… (all these issues are summarised in Arguments in defence of traditional and historical irrigation system).

These agreements are the way to ensure a positive impact for irrigation communities through the recognition of the ecosystem services they provide. It is a possibility to diversify the supply and economic activity of farmers and livestock farmers through multifunctionality. The recognition of this multifunctionality and of the ecosystem services is fundamental, and is the main contribution.

The proposal for the trails is a consequence of this recognition, as they are areas of high cultural, environmental and landscape value. The fee-for-service agreements are a tool to contribute to the maintenance of the historical irrigation systems and, in particular, of the paths associated with the irrigation ditches.

Learn more about INCULTUM Pilot 1 – Altiplano de Granada



Leave a Reply

Related Articles

The project for recovery of the Aynadamar irrigation channel in Granada continues
text and images courtesy of Elena Correa Jiménez (University of Granada). From the Biocultural Archaeology Laboratory (MEMOLab) of the University of Granada, directed by Dr. José María Martín Civantos, we are carrying out the participatory project "Recovering the Aynadamar irrigation channel". This action is funded by the EU H2020 project Visiting the margins: INnovative CULtural ToUrisM in European peripheries (INCULTUM), the Vice-Rectorate for University Extension and Heritage of ...
Recovery of the Aynadamar irrigation channel (Granada) - INCULTUM Pilot
text and images courtesy of Elena Correa Jiménez (University of Granada). The recovery of Aynadamar irrigation channel, that is a stretch of about 2.8 km, will consist of removing soil and vegetation accumulated in the canalisation since the 80s, after the abandonment of this stretch of irrigation channel, to put it back into operation, up to the Campus de Cartuja (former Pago de Aynadamar), where irrigation will be resumed. During the working day we will learn the traditional techniques of...
INCULTUM Pilot: water route in Cogollos de la Vega (Granada)
text and images courtesy of Elena Correa Jiménez (University of Granada). On Saturday 25th June 2022, another participative activity was organised in the framework of INCULTUM Pilot by the Biocultural Archaeology Laboratory (MEMOLab), coordinated by Professor Dr. José María Martín Civantos, from the Department of Medieval History and CCTTHH of the University of Granada. We made a water route through the different historical irrigation systems of the municipality of Cogollos de la Veg...
Presenting INCULTUM in the biannual conference of IAHR International Association for Hydro-Environme...
The International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), founded in 1935, is a worldwide independent organisation of engineers and water specialists working in fields related to the hydro-environmental sciences and their practical application. Activities range from river and maritime hydraulics to water resources development and eco-hydraulics, through to ice engineering, hydro-informatics and continuing education and training. IAHR stimulates and promotes both re...