The role of historical structures of water storage and transportation in the sustainable development of tourism (Case study of Qeshm Island ponds)

Document Type : Research Article


1 PhD Student of tourism at Qeshm International Campus, University of Tehran, Iran

2 Professor, Faculty of Tourism, University of Tehran, Iran



Cultural heritage is the national wealth of the country, which does not belong only to the present generation, but must remain for future generations. Water supply has always been an important challenge for human societies. This challenge caused the local people to start building water storage and supply structures to supply their water needs, the pond was built as a solution to store water. The aim of the current research is to investigate the role of historical water structures in the sustainable development of tourism in Qeshm Island. In this research, using conventional or conventional qualitative content analysis method: floors, sub-floors and sub-floors, the role of historical water storage and transfer structures in the sustainable development of tourism was explained with an emphasis on Qeshm Island. In the data collection process, techniques such as participatory observation, in-depth and unstructured interviews, and argumentative document studies were used. After analyzing the research data, focusing on the analysis of the factors affecting the role of the historical water structures of the pond in the sustainable development of Qeshm Island tourism, 3 floors, 8 sub-floors and 38 sub-floors were identified and explained. The classes include: "Economic Sustainability", "Social-Cultural Sustainability", and "Ecological (Environmental) Sustainability" and finally the main classes are explained based on the three principles of sustainable development and finally identified components and the role of historical structures. Water storage and water transfer were emphasized in the sustainable development of tourism.


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