Analysis of Factors Affecting Resilience of Local Communities in the Face of Climate Fluctuations in Yazd

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 PhD Candidate of watershed management, Faculty of natural resources, University of Tehran

2 University of Tehran

3 Agricultural extension and education, University of Tehran

Abstract

Water deficit caused by climate change due to the extent and magnitude of the social and economic damages it causes, is one of the most dangerous natural disasters that causes irreparable damage to the agricultural and water resources of the country. In other words, it has devastating effects on the productive, economic, social and environmental sectors. The purpose of this study was to analyze the components of resilience and present a model of resilience of the local community in the face of climate change. The statistical population of the study consisted of rural community of Nodushan watershed which was used for sample size of Cochran formula and 100 people were surveyed based on a researcher-made questionnaire. The Resilience Component Analysis Questionnaire was used. Data were analyzed using SPSS25 and LISREL8.8 software. To investigate the fit of the resilience component measurement model, the data was analyzed used LISREL software. The results showed that among the resiliency indices, the indicators of "local networks" and "financial and infrastructure" with 91 percent and 84 percent path coefficients were better than other indices, respectively. "Compatible management status" and "risk-taking" with 10 percent and 8 percent path coefficients, respectively, are not appropriate. Also, results showed that the goodness-of-fit indices had values and confirmed the resilience dimension measurement model with the data. Therefore, it can be acknowledged that the results of this study can in actions and can be effective in promoting and adopting climate change crisis mitigation mechanisms to create resilience in the local community.

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Volume 74, Issue 2
September 2021
Pages 303-321
  • Receive Date: 06 February 2020
  • Revise Date: 12 February 2020
  • Accept Date: 15 February 2020
  • First Publish Date: 23 August 2021