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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF SOIL AND WATER RESEARCH   2009 , Volume 40 , Number 2; Page(s) 167 To 175.
 
Paper: 

PROBLEMS ANALYSIS OF WATER USER ASSOCIATIONS (WUAS) IN THE IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT TRANSFER (IMT) PROCESS; THE CASE OF: TAJAN, VARAMIN AND MOGHAN WATER USER ASSOCIATIONS

 
 
Author(s):  OMID M.H., SKANDARI GH.H., FAMI H.SH., AKBARI M.*
 
* EDUCATION AND EXTENSION DEPARTMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN
 
Abstract: 

The main purpose of this study was to analyze the problems of Water User Associations (WUAs) in the Irrigation Management Transfer (IMT) process. The study is based upon a descriptive-correlational research method. The statistical population of the study consisted of 2500 farmers in WUAs. A sample of 262 farmers was selected using “Random Sampling” method. Data were collected through questionnaire, the validity (face and content) of which was obtained by a panel of faculty members of the University of Tehran and some experts of the Ministry of Jihade Agriculture. The reliability of the questionnaire was ascertained through Cronbach's Alpha test (a=.721). SPSSWin11.5 Software was used for data analyzing, while factor analysis and correlation coefficient were the methods employed in the research. The results indicated that such problems of: farm area, uncultivated farm area, participation degree and perceptions concerning WUAs' success are of significant relationships. The results of factor analysis indicated that the majority of problems arise from a dissatisfaction with the outcomes, inappropriateness of the project with the project area, lack of confidence in government and lack of support on the part of the government.

 
Keyword(s): IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT TRANSFER, WATER USER ASSOCIATION (WUA), PROBLEMS, FARMERS' PARTICIPATION
 
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