Document Type : Research Paper


mashhad university


Resource management governing as one of the most valuable nature resource of watersheds with the involvement of local beneficiary to participatory management of water resources, one of the requirements of the water security program. So we considered social network analysis as an approach to analyzing the relationship between local stakeholders for sustainable management of water resources. The purpose of this study is study social network of local stakeholders using social network analysis in watershed of Kharve Olya of Neyshabur city. This study has been made based on trust and participant links and using quantitative and mathematical indicators in network macro-level (density, concentration, links reciprocity, transferability of links, the average geodesic distance). The results show that social capital degree based on trust and participant links was strong and stability and balance of network is evaluated at the upper limit that indicates a high level of mutual trust and participant among the local stakeholders. Also the correlation between trust and participant links based on QAP index was 66% and upward average. Results of mean geodesic distance index based on trust and participant link trust indicate trust and participant flow rate is from moderate to high degree. The results can be argued that high levels of social capital and unity among people lead to increase trust and participant flow rate among stakeholders so we can accomplish successful governing of water resources at the less expense and time.