[Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Search :: Submit :: Contact ::
Main Menu
Journal Information::
Articles archive::
For Authors::
For Reviewers::
Contact us::
Site Facilities::
Search in website

Advanced Search
Receive site information
Enter your Email in the following box to receive the site news and information.
:: Volume 21, Issue 73 (5-2021) ::
جغرافیایی 2021, 21(73): 87-102 Back to browse issues page
Prioritization of factors affecting the non-participation of exploiters in watershed management projects (Case Study: Chikan and Morzian Watershed of Sepidan, Fars Province)
Seyed Masoud Soleimanpour * 1, Gholam Reza Ghahari1 , Amin Salehpour Jam2 , Mahmoud Reza Tabatabaei2 , Mohammad Hedayatfard3
1- Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Research Department, Fars Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO)
2- Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Research Institute, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO)
3- Department of Natural Resources and Watershed Management, Kharame County, Fars Province
Abstract:   (2085 Views)
Researches in recent years have shown that the implementation of watershed management projects without the participation of the public has not been successful and has led to the inefficiency of projects in watershed's protection. In order to solve this problem, prioritizing the indexes and sub-indexes affecting the non-participation of people is a fundamental step in the watershed management cycle, so that identifying the effective factors and prioritizing them will lead to maximum participation of the watershed residents. According to this goal, in this research, prioritization of effective factors was done on non-participation in watershed management projects from the exploiters viewpoint in Chikan and Morzian Sepidan watershed located in northwest of Fars province. The statistical population of this research was 51 exploiters (stakeholders) using Cochran formula. A questionnaire consisting of four indices and twelve sub-indices with Likert scale was used for data collection. The significance of indices and sub-indices was determined by SPSS software (version 23) using t-test and the Friedman nonparametric test was used to prioritize the effective indices and sub-indices. The results showed that in the prioritization of indicators from the beneficiary's point of view "economic", "social", "educational-promotion" and "design-executive" indices were the effective factors, respectively and in sub-index "lack of training of basin residents on related plans and objectives" and "lack of attention to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) in watershed planning", had the highest and lowest priority in non-participation in watershed planning, respectively. In order to sustainable participation of exploiters in watershed management projects, it is necessary to solve the "economic" problems of beneficiaries and develop a comprehensive program of training and promotion of practical actions.
Keywords: Watershed Management, Exploiters, Questionnaire, Participation
Full-Text [PDF 850 kb]   (435 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/07/8 | Accepted: 2020/09/14 | Published: 2021/05/31
1. Alemayehu, F., Talia, N., Nyssen, J., (2009), "The impacts of watershed management on land use and land cover dynamics in eastern Tigray (Ethiopia)", Journal of resources conservation and recycling, 53: 192-198. [DOI:10.1016/j.resconrec.2008.11.007]
2. Anabestani, A. A., Shayan, H., Khosrobeyghi, R., Taghiloo, A. K., (2014), "The role of participation in the economic empowerment of rural areas with emphasis on agricultural sector (case study: Upper Ijroud- Zanjan province)", Journal of Geographical Space, 13(44): 73-90. [In Persian].
3. Arnette, A.N., Zobel, C., Bosch, D., Pease, J., (2010), "Stakeholder ranking of watershed goals with the vector analytic hierarchy process: effects of participant grouping scenarios", Environmental Modeling and Software, 25 (11): 1459-1469. [DOI:10.1016/j.envsoft.2009.10.009]
4. Baghaei, M., Chizari, M., Pezeshkirad, G., Feli, S., (2008), "Personal and social factors influencing rural participation of Hone Jan's Zar catchments in watershed management projects", Iran Agricultural Extension and Education Journal, 4 (1): 73-87. [In Persian].
5. Bagherian, R., (2018), "Assessing the tendency of residents of watersheds in relation to watershed management activities in rural areas", Final report of the research project, Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Research Institute, Tehran, 64pp. [In Persian].
6. Blackstock, K. L., Richards, C., (2007), "Evaluating stakeholders' involvement in river basin management: A scottish case study", Journal of Water Policy, 5: 493-512. [DOI:10.2166/wp.2007.018]
7. Bozarjahromi, Kh., Khatami, S., Naderi, M., Sarbaraghi Moghaddam, P., (2017), "Investigating the role of participatory projects in women empowerment and environmental conservation (Case study: Sarbisheh county)", Proceedings of National Conference on Women and Sustainability of Natural and Environmental Resources in Rural Areas, Mashhad Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran. [In Persian].
8. CIS., (2003), "Guidance document No.8", Public participation in relation to the water framework directive", produced by Working Group 2.9, public participation.
9. Coelho, V. S., Favareto, A., (2008), "Questioning the relationship between participation and development", World Development, 36 (12): 214-223. [DOI:10.1016/j.worlddev.2007.11.019]
10. Dabi, N., Fikirie, K., Mulualem, T., (2017), "Soil and water conservation practices on crop productivity and its economic implications in Ethiopia: A review", Asian Journal of Agricultural Research, 11 (4): 128-136. [DOI:10.3923/ajar.2017.128.136]
11. Dastourani, M.T., Talebi, A., Nafarzadeghan, A., (2010), "Investigating the importance and strategies for developing public participation in watershed management plans", Journal of Forest and Rangeland, 84 (127): 74-79. [In Persian].
12. Hamed Moghaddam, A., (1994), "Participation and rural participatory development", proceedings of the society and development seminar, volume 2, Tehran, Samt Publications. [In Persian].
13. Heydari Sareban, V., (2013), "Survey of influential factors on farmer's empowerment in the rural areas of Ahar county", Journal of Geographical Space, 13 (41): 155-170. [In Persian].
14. Karimzade, H., Majnonitotakhane, A., Aftab, A., (2018), "The role of social capital on rural participation in watershed plans, Case study: International Wetland of Qareh Qeshlaq", Journal of Wetland Ecobiology, 10 (1): 5-18. [In Persian].
15. Koehler, B., Koontz, T. M., (2008), "Citizen participation in collaborative watershed partnerships", Environ Manage, 41 (2): 143-154. [DOI:10.1007/s00267-007-9040-z]
16. Mansouri, A., Salehpour jam, A., Mohammadi, M., Kianian, M. K., (2016), "Investigating and prioritizing the factors affecting people's non-participation in natural resource projects (Case study: watershed, Tehran, Iran)", Proceedings of the Second National Conference on Conservation of Natural Resources and Environment, Mohaghegh Ardebili University, Ardebil, Iran. [In Persian].
17. Mehrdoust, Kh., Shams, A., Karami Dehkordi, E., (2014), "Effective factors on rural people participation in watershed management projects (case study: dorod faraman & lalabad basin, Kermanshah Province)", Iranian Journal of Agricultural Economics and Development Research, 44 (3): 399-409. [In Persian].
18. Mohammadi Gholrang, B., Foodsi, L., Sadeghi, S. H., (2016), "Assessment of the relationship between the independent variable of awareness about the soil protection and watershed management with the people's participation in the catchment areas for rural development", Geography and Development Iranian Journal, 14 (44): 189-208. [In Persian].
19. Mousaei, M., Malek Mohammadi, I., Farjolla Hosayni, S. J., Mirdamadi, S. M., (2010), "Effective factors for participation of stakeholders in watershed management project from the view point of natural resources and watershed management extension specialist, in Fars province, Iran", Journal of Crop Ecophysiology, 4 (14): 127-140. [In Persian].
20. Özerol, G., Newig, J., (2008), "Evaluating the success of public participation in water resources management: five key components", Journal of Water Policy, 10: 639-665. [DOI:10.2166/wp.2008.001]
21. Page, G., Bellotti, B., (2015), "Farmers value on-farm ecosystem services as important, but what are the impediments to participation in PES schemes?" Science of the Total Environment, 515: 12-19. [DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.02.029]
22. Raie, S., Hamraz, S., (2015), "An application of discriminant analysis to determine the effective factors on beneficiaries' attitude to watershed activities (Case study: Kelestan watershed area in Fars province)", Journal of Rural Economics Research, 1 (2): 29-40. [In Persian].
23. Ravnberg, H., Westermann, O., Probst, K., (2001), "User participation in watershed management in Asia", FARM Field, 1: 7-18.
24. Reed, M. S., (2008), "Stakeholder participation for environmental management: A literature review", Biological Conservation, 141: 2417- 2431. [DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2008.07.014]
25. Rezaei, R., Vadadi, E., Mehrdoost, Kh., (2012), "Studying the effective factors on participation of rural people in watershed plans of khomarak basin (Case study: Deh Jalal village)", Journal of Rural Research, 3 (9): 199-221. [In Persian].
26. Richards, C., Blackstock, K., Carter, C., (2004), "Practical approaches to participation", SERP Policy Brief, 1 (3): 29- 38.
27. Salehpour jam, A., Karimpour reyhan, M., Kianian, M. K., Tajiki, M., (2012), "Investigating the factors affecting public participation in natural resources projects (Case study: Quchak and Rudak District)", Proceedings of the First National Desert Conference, University of Tehran, Faculty of Natural Resources, Karaj, Iran. [In Persian].
28. Schramm, V. B., Schramm, F., (2018), "An approach for supporting problem structuring in water resources management and planning", Water Resources Management, 32 (9): 2955-2968. [DOI:10.1007/s11269-018-1966-9]
29. Shabanalifemi, H., (2000), "The evolution of the concepts and objectives of Rural Rapid Assessment and Rural Participatory Assessment", Jahad Monthly, 19 (226 & 227): 6-11. [In Persian].
30. Soleimanpour, S. M., (2019), "Prioritization of effective factors on preventing sustainable participation of rural societies in watershed management plans (Case study: Selected Watershed of Fars Province)", Final Report of Research Play, Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Research Institute, Tehran. I. R. Iran, 96pp. [In Persian].
31. Soleimanpour, S. M., Hosseini marandi, H., Salehpour jam, A., Tabatabaei, M. R., Rousta, M., Keshavarzi, H., (2020), "Prioritizing the affecting factors on nonparticipation of rural communities in watershed management projects from a stakeholders viewpoint (Case study: Gheshlagh watershed, fars province)", Extension and Development of Watershed Management, 7 (27): 64-74. [In Persian].
32. Soleimanpour, S. M., Salehpour Jam, A., Noroozi, A. A., Khalili, N., (2019), "Investigation of stakeholders in prioritizing factors affecting their poor participation in watershed management projects (Case study: Morad Abad watershed in Meymand, Fars province)", Journal of Range and Watershed Management, 72 (4): 979-994. [In Persian].
33. Stefano, L., (2010), "Facing the water framework directive challenges: A baseline of stakeholder participation in the European :union:", Journal of Environmental Management, 91: 1332-1340. [DOI:10.1016/j.jenvman.2010.02.014]
34. Tesfaye, G., Alamirew, T., Kebede, A., Zeleke, G., (2018), "Institutional functionality in participatory integrated watershed development of Tana Sub-Basin Ethiopia", Land, 7 (4) 130: 1-17. [DOI:10.3390/land7040130]
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:


XML   Persian Abstract   Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Soleimanpour S M, Ghahari G R, Salehpour Jam A, Tabatabaei M R, Hedayatfard M. Prioritization of factors affecting the non-participation of exploiters in watershed management projects (Case Study: Chikan and Morzian Watershed of Sepidan, Fars Province). جغرافیایی 2021; 21 (73) :87-102
URL: http://geographical-space.iau-ahar.ac.ir/article-1-3699-en.html

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Volume 21, Issue 73 (5-2021) Back to browse issues page
فضای جغرافیایی Geographic Space
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.2 seconds with 37 queries by YEKTAWEB 4642