The Land and Water Program includes the ongoing work on Acequia Governance through which NMAA does many of its workshops and technical assistance. In addition, the Mayordomo Project has operated as a pilot project to develop a methodology for popular education and mentorship of new Mayordomos. Another emerging area of work under this program is farm succession including efforts to preserve farmland through the use of conservation easements. NMAA also has an Acequia Legal Defense Fund under the Land and Water program, which aids in acequia litigation.