Document Type : Research Paper


1 M.Sc, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Yazd, Yazd, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor of Rangeland Management Department, Faculty of Natural Resources and Marine Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Noor, Iran.


Water is one of the major sources of development in countries and one of the greatest challenges of the present century, which can be the source of many of the positive and negative developments in the world, and in fact destruction of water resources is the destruction of the foundations of development. Researches has shown that improved management of conservation, exploitation and distribution of water resources is possible by reducing Governmental Entrepreneurship and stakeholders' participation and community participation through participatory management. Accordingly, social network analysis is considered as an approach to analyzing the relationships of local stakeholders for sustainable water resources management. The purpose of this research is to survey social network of local stakeholders using social network analysis in Sadr Abad village in Nodoushan catchment of Yazd. This research has been done on the basis of two connections of trust and participation using network level and subgroup level indicators. The results indicate that the degree of cohesion and social capital is moderate, and the stability and equilibrium of the network is also high, which indicates the high level of transmission in the relationships of trust and participation. Also, the correlation between the two connection of trust and participation, based on the QAP index, is 64 percent and it is appropriate and high level. Water management network in Sadrabad has the potential of greater cohesion and social capital, that prerequisite of it is to utilize the appropriate state of trust to increase participation.