The water crisis and socio-ecological development profile of Rafsanjan Township, Iran

S. Mehryar, R. Sliuzas, A. Sharifi, M.F.A.M. van Maarseveen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Water scarcity is a critical challenge in the Middle East. Historical analysis of case studies indicates that decades of water mismanagement and weak environmental planning play substantial roles in the water crisis. This paper illustrates the conflict between rapid development policies on the one hand and non-sustainable water resource management on the other in Rafsanjan Township, Iran over the period 1986–2014. Secondary literature and government reports are used to analyze the general environmental changes and responsive actions of government. A time series analysis of Landsat images illustrates the effect of economic development policies that have stimulated the expansion of pistachio orchards. Some possible responses based on a long-term socio-ecological resilient planning approach may provide some solutions, but will require a substantial rethinking of current policies and water management practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManagement of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards IV
EditorsC.A Brebbia
Place of PublicationSouthampton
PublisherWIT Press
Pages271-285
ISBN (Print)978-1-84564-970-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event4th Conference on Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development, and Ecological Hazards 2015: Ravage of the Planet - Opatija, Croatia
Duration: 1 Jul 20153 Jul 2015
Conference number: 4
https://www.lter-europe.net/events/4th-international-conference-on-management-of-natural-resources-sustainable-development-and-ecological-hazards

Conference

Conference4th Conference on Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development, and Ecological Hazards 2015
CountryCroatia
CityOpatija
Period1/07/153/07/15
Internet address

Fingerprint

environmental planning
time series analysis
orchard
water
Landsat
water management
management practice
environmental change
economic development
policy
conflict
analysis
effect
planning
water resources management

Keywords

  • Water crisis
  • Drought
  • Water resource management
  • Agro-economic development
  • Socio-ecological system
  • Spatial planning
  • Change detection

Cite this

Mehryar, S., Sliuzas, R., Sharifi, A., & van Maarseveen, M. F. A. M. (2015). The water crisis and socio-ecological development profile of Rafsanjan Township, Iran. In C. A. Brebbia (Ed.), Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards IV (pp. 271-285). Southampton: WIT Press. https://doi.org/10.2495/RAV150231
Mehryar, S. ; Sliuzas, R. ; Sharifi, A. ; van Maarseveen, M.F.A.M. / The water crisis and socio-ecological development profile of Rafsanjan Township, Iran. Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards IV. editor / C.A Brebbia. Southampton : WIT Press, 2015. pp. 271-285
@inbook{a27dccffafcb4730a7ae1eea85f90e6e,
title = "The water crisis and socio-ecological development profile of Rafsanjan Township, Iran",
abstract = "Water scarcity is a critical challenge in the Middle East. Historical analysis of case studies indicates that decades of water mismanagement and weak environmental planning play substantial roles in the water crisis. This paper illustrates the conflict between rapid development policies on the one hand and non-sustainable water resource management on the other in Rafsanjan Township, Iran over the period 1986–2014. Secondary literature and government reports are used to analyze the general environmental changes and responsive actions of government. A time series analysis of Landsat images illustrates the effect of economic development policies that have stimulated the expansion of pistachio orchards. Some possible responses based on a long-term socio-ecological resilient planning approach may provide some solutions, but will require a substantial rethinking of current policies and water management practices.",
keywords = "Water crisis, Drought, Water resource management, Agro-economic development, Socio-ecological system, Spatial planning, Change detection",
author = "S. Mehryar and R. Sliuzas and A. Sharifi and {van Maarseveen}, M.F.A.M.",
year = "2015",
doi = "10.2495/RAV150231",
language = "English",
isbn = "978-1-84564-970-8",
pages = "271--285",
editor = "C.A Brebbia",
booktitle = "Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards IV",
publisher = "WIT Press",
address = "United Kingdom",

}

Mehryar, S, Sliuzas, R, Sharifi, A & van Maarseveen, MFAM 2015, The water crisis and socio-ecological development profile of Rafsanjan Township, Iran. in CA Brebbia (ed.), Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards IV. WIT Press, Southampton, pp. 271-285, 4th Conference on Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development, and Ecological Hazards 2015, Opatija, Croatia, 1/07/15. https://doi.org/10.2495/RAV150231

The water crisis and socio-ecological development profile of Rafsanjan Township, Iran. / Mehryar, S.; Sliuzas, R.; Sharifi, A.; van Maarseveen, M.F.A.M.

Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards IV. ed. / C.A Brebbia. Southampton : WIT Press, 2015. p. 271-285.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

TY - CHAP

T1 - The water crisis and socio-ecological development profile of Rafsanjan Township, Iran

AU - Mehryar, S.

AU - Sliuzas, R.

AU - Sharifi, A.

AU - van Maarseveen, M.F.A.M.

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - Water scarcity is a critical challenge in the Middle East. Historical analysis of case studies indicates that decades of water mismanagement and weak environmental planning play substantial roles in the water crisis. This paper illustrates the conflict between rapid development policies on the one hand and non-sustainable water resource management on the other in Rafsanjan Township, Iran over the period 1986–2014. Secondary literature and government reports are used to analyze the general environmental changes and responsive actions of government. A time series analysis of Landsat images illustrates the effect of economic development policies that have stimulated the expansion of pistachio orchards. Some possible responses based on a long-term socio-ecological resilient planning approach may provide some solutions, but will require a substantial rethinking of current policies and water management practices.

AB - Water scarcity is a critical challenge in the Middle East. Historical analysis of case studies indicates that decades of water mismanagement and weak environmental planning play substantial roles in the water crisis. This paper illustrates the conflict between rapid development policies on the one hand and non-sustainable water resource management on the other in Rafsanjan Township, Iran over the period 1986–2014. Secondary literature and government reports are used to analyze the general environmental changes and responsive actions of government. A time series analysis of Landsat images illustrates the effect of economic development policies that have stimulated the expansion of pistachio orchards. Some possible responses based on a long-term socio-ecological resilient planning approach may provide some solutions, but will require a substantial rethinking of current policies and water management practices.

KW - Water crisis

KW - Drought

KW - Water resource management

KW - Agro-economic development

KW - Socio-ecological system

KW - Spatial planning

KW - Change detection

UR - https://ezproxy2.utwente.nl/login?url=https://webapps.itc.utwente.nl/library/2015/chap/mehryar_wat.pdf

U2 - 10.2495/RAV150231

DO - 10.2495/RAV150231

M3 - Chapter

SN - 978-1-84564-970-8

SP - 271

EP - 285

BT - Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards IV

A2 - Brebbia, C.A

PB - WIT Press

CY - Southampton

ER -

Mehryar S, Sliuzas R, Sharifi A, van Maarseveen MFAM. The water crisis and socio-ecological development profile of Rafsanjan Township, Iran. In Brebbia CA, editor, Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards IV. Southampton: WIT Press. 2015. p. 271-285 https://doi.org/10.2495/RAV150231