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9th International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference
"Rainwater Catchment: An Answer to the Water Scarcity of the Next Millennium."
Petrolina, Brazil - July 1999

Section 6: Gender and Community Related Aspects of Rainwater Catchment

Paper 6.11

Rural People and Water Resource Management

Khosrow Movahed
Besat Education Center, Shiraz, Iran


In today's Iran villagers' participation is regarded as one of the most important topics in the development and transformation of certain rural regions. Explaining the necessities, policies and practical methods of villagers' participation in watershed management is regarded as a helpful and important solution for Iran's governmental organizations, such as the Ministry of Jahade Sazandegi. The purpose of this research is to evaluate people's participation in watershed management.

This study wanted to define people's participation in the programs related to water resources management. The conclusion reached was that watershed management combined with governmental support and peoples' participation is necessary to ensure sustainable

development and environmental protection. It is also very important to encourage rural inhabitants to participate in watershed management programs and to establish watershed cooperative associations.

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