دانلود مقاله STAKEHOLDER VIEWS ON THE MIRAAB SYSTEM FOR PARTICIPATORY MANAGEMENT OF MODERN IRRIGATION SCHEMES IN IRAN
سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۶
محل انتشار: چهارمین کنفرانس آسیایی و دهمین سمینار بین المللی مدیریت مشارکتی آبیاری
تعداد صفحات: ۵
Najaf Hedayat – Islamic Azad University, Dezful, Iran
Keith Weatherhead – Centre for Water Science, Cranfield University, MK43 0AL, UK
the problems in water delivery. Iran already has a long-standing and successful model for participatory farmer management in the millennia-old Miraab system (Shaarebin) used for managing the Karezes and Qanats in the arid and semi-arid regions of Iran. This would appear to be a suitable model on which to build. The survey responses indicated that all three stakeholder groups (farmers, extensionists and water agency staff) would support the implementation of a management structure based on the Miraab system. All three groups indicated they thought that the
government would support such a change. Detailed interviews, however, suggested that farmers and extensionists thought some water agency staff would resist its implementation as a threat to their existing authority. The research confirmed the importance of consulting different stakeholder groups, who might have different attitudes and perceptions of the problems and potential solutions.