Document Type : Research Paper


1 MSc Student of Watershed Management, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Prof., Faculty of Natural resources, University of Tehran, Iran.

3 : Assistant Prof., Faculty of Natural resources, University of Tehran,Iran


Water resources local governance can is one of the most influential collaborative approach in the water resources management. Social monitoring of local stakeholders plays an important role in planning, resources management and water efficient governance. Therefore to achieve this goal, social network analysis has been considered as an approach of analysis of the relationship among local stakeholders, in order to sustainable management of water resources. This study aims to social monitoring in local stakeholders network using social network analysis in Razin watershed located in Kermanshah province. This work based on social network analysis approach as method with emphasis on trust and collaboration ties and quantitative and mathematical indicators on the macro-level of local stakeholders network (Density, Centralization, Reciprocity and Geodesic Distances). The results showed that the level of social capital in the village has been measured weak. The degree of reciprocity indicator for trust and collaboration ties and the stability of network is weak. Also the level of correlation between trust and collaboration is 37 percent. The results of the mean geodesic distance on the basis of trust and collaboration ties showed that circulation velocity of trust and collaboration is moderate to low. Can be concluded on the basis of the results, weak social capital and low union between stakeholders, makes reduce circulation of trust and collaboration and therefore local governance of water resources in the region is challenged



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