Document Type : Research Paper


1 university of tehran

2 university of Tehran


Studying human and social dimension in the management of natural resources, including water resources has been accompanied by growth and development during past several decades. So, we require planning and policy making for the sustainable management of water resources for achieving human and ecological sustainability of water resources. Because of human and environmental components, managing the natural resources is very difficult and complicated. For effective management of water resources, cooperation of local beneficiaries is necessary. Accordingly, the social network analysis has been noted in the analysis of local stakeholders for sustainable management of water resources. The purpose of this study is social monitoring of local water beneficiaries network in Doroodzan watershed downstream using social network analysis. This analysis is based on trust and cooperation links and using quantitative and mathematical network indicators in macro-level. Based on the results, the density of local stakeholders of water resources in the relationship of trust and participation in the village of Kuh Sabz and Kare-Tawi was 68.8% and 66.2%, 60.1% and 55%, respectively, and the rate of reciprocity in these villages is 71.1% and 60.2%, respectively. . It is necessary to amplification social capital as main source of problem solving and sustainable water management realization.