An Assessment of the Influence of Climate Change on Urmia Lake’s Water Level Reduction

Gh. Azizi; S. Nazif; F. Abbasi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2017, Pages 1-21

  The subject of this study concerns Urmia Lake which is one of the most valuable water habitats in Iran  and investigation of crisis in the drop n of water level, significant decrease in the lake’s surface area and increase in its salinity.. In order to have better understanding of the processes ...  Read More

Sustainability of Zayande-Rood’s Water Governance Regimes in the Course of Development
Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2017, Pages 23-48

  Iran has reached critical level of water crisis, although long been facing water scarcity. Currently, the belief gained ground that the challenges of today and tomorrow are more related to poor governance than water shortage and the main strategy to cope with water crisis lies in water governance reform. ...  Read More

Evaluate the usage of information and communication technology in agricultural water use optimization using soft system approach

S. Saraei; H. Afrakhteh; V. Riahi; H. Jalalian

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2017, Pages 49-70

  The dependence of the agricultural sector to water input is undeniable. In the era of information and communication, due to population growth and limited water resources, it is essential to employee information and communication technologies in order to provide food for people. This interdisciplinary ...  Read More

Political Sciences
water, politics, hydropolitics, crisis, public policy

M. Moradi Tadi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2017, Pages 71-90

  One of the most serious issues facing humanity is the water crisis that requires systematic and immediate action. It has been addressed from different viewpoints across academic disciplines. In this paper, the most important dimensions between water and some areas of human sciences and sociology of humans ...  Read More

Imperative Participation of Private Sector in Solving Water Crisis: The Role of Transnational Enterprises in Implementation of Right to Water as an Economic and Social Right

N. Rahmannasab Amiri; A. Pourezzat

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2017, Pages 91-112

  The crisis in global natural water will be an issue of concern in this century for several reasons. Some of them are population growth, climate changes and specifically unsustainable use of water resources that makes provision of safe drinking water one of the most important global concerns. As one of ...  Read More

A Historical Account on Tehran Urban Water Resources Management‎ in a Relationship with Alteration of Iranian Mentality on Water

Z. Tamassoki

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2017, Pages 113-133

  Contrary to our current approachto water, as a colorless, odorless and tasteless liquid, Iranians were used to understand it as apurifier; the most precious substancewhich was dowry of their profit’s daughter, andthe resource of whole life on earth. The main aim of this article is to present an ...  Read More

Pro-environmental analysis of the water and drought scenario based on the theory of planned behavior of Ajzen from the viewpoint of farmers in Ilam County

M.B. Arayesh

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2017, Pages 135-170

  The main purpose of this qualitative study carried out in a phenomenological manner was to pro- environmental analysis of the water and drought crisis scenario based on the theory of planned behavior of Ajzen from the view point of farmers in Ilam County. The theory of planned behavior was used to analyze ...  Read More