Las rutas del agua : Un estudio sobre los territorios hidrosociales de El Carmen y Aguanegra (San Bernardo, Sumapaz)
Méndez Parra, María Camila
This work proposes a territorial reading on society-water relations through an ethnographic and comparative analysis of water conflicts in Aguanegra and El Carmen, two rural-peasant communities in San Bernardo (Cundinamarca-Provincia del Sumapaz). This approach addresses the water control disputes in this region as unfinished processes of hydrosocial territories production that implies appropriation of water. These instances involve local-global (asymmetric) dialogues of knowledges/experiences about water management. Likewise, this work explores the relation between legal framework in community aqueducts management and the appearance of notions of private property over water. Ultimately, this research seeks to "territorialize" the relations between these two communities and water, in order to reconstruct the social and ecological relations behind its consumption and deny the approaches that define water exclusively as an object of consumption.