Integrated Water Resources Management with Emphasis on the Economic-Environmental Aspects of the Kahir Dam

Document Type : Research Article


1 Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran

2 Assistant Professor of Watershed Management Sciences and Engineering, Hormozgan University


Integrated management of water resources of the country is a very important violation of Iran's sustainable development process in areas such as economic growth, food security, sustainable development of water resources and the preservation of human environments. On the other hand, many of the environmental threats, destruction of water resources and pollution are the result of activities that are not in accordance with the environment.Therefore, in this study, the fuzzy hierarchy process analysis technique was used to determine the priority of the water resources of the dam in the hill with the economic and environmental management approaches in the year 2015-2016. According to the results, based on the economic approach, the agricultural sector with the highest weight was ranked first. The weight of agricultural sector was 0.72. In the environmental approach, the environmental sector was considered as a superior option with a weight of 0.65 and the agricultural and drinking sector respectively with a weight of 0.19 and 0.16 in the second and third priority respectively. Therefore, it is suggested that, given the livelihood situation in the study area and the priority of the agricultural sector in the managerial (especially economic) approach, officials and state officials in the water sector should pay particular attention to this area.


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Volume 6, Issue 2
July 2019
Pages 267-279
  • Receive Date: 23 September 2018
  • Revise Date: 20 January 2019
  • Accept Date: 20 January 2019
  • First Publish Date: 22 June 2019