In this article, we analyze the water knowledge struggles and challenges that the Rio Grande sub-basin’s social movement has faced when encountering the different modernistic projects that seek to transfer rural water to Malaga city. The first relates to a large dam construction, the second to the modernization of traditional irrigation systems. We conclude that the movement’s challenges are to unpack the truth regimes that support these hydraulic-modernistic projects, to claim for collective water use and control, and to engage in a bottom-up «commoning» process for defending the river’s socio-environmental values, cultural-economic importance, and epistemological meaning and existence.
|Journal||Cuadernos de Geografia|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|