Factors affecting on maintenance of the irrigation network in alborz dam viewpoint of members of water user association (WUA)

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Factors affecting on maintenance of the irrigation network in alborz dam viewpoint of members of water user association (WUA)

Gholamreza Dinpanah, Shabnam Mokhtarpour
J. Bio. Env. Sci.5( 1), 258-266, July 2014.
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Abstract

The aim of this research is the investigation of effective factors on maintenance of irrigation network in Alborz Dam viewpoint of members of Water User association (WUA). The type of this research is applied and it is used the method of description-correlation. The members of Water User association were selected as statistical society (N=306) and use the method of cluster sampling by appropriate assignment. Validity of the instrument was established by a panel of experts consisting of senior faculty members and research committee advisors. Reliability analysis was conducted by using Cronbach alpha formula and result was 0.93. The results showed that 14.4, 54.6 and 31 percent of respondents expressed that their situation in maintenance of irrigation network were weak, moderate and good respectively. Also the results of the multiple regression analysis (stepwise method) revealed that social, management and psychological factors explained a variation of 23.9 percent of irrigation network maintenance.

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