Saeed Najafi, Kuroush Roosta
Rural Development, Islamic Azad University of Birjand Branch, Iran
Rural Department of Agricultural Extension Education, Islamic Azad University of Birjand Branch, Iran
Key words: Water resources, aqueduct, Sarbishe city.
Due to the dry and semi dry weather that is governed in South Khorasan province, we see little rate of annual and seasonal rainfall in the province. Therefore, water resource management is the main and emphasized issue. In South Khorasan province water requirements for different sectors including domestic, industrial, agricultural, etc. is supplied through deep and semi-deep wells in the vast and talented plains and aqueducts and fountains in the villages and even in some cities. Sarbishe city also is no exception and a huge part of their requirements is provided through aqueduct water. So the study has been carried out with the aim of assessing the knowledge and attitudes of villagers to aqueduct repair & rehabilitation. This research is a descriptive correlational research and was conducted using survey method. The study population comprised 6388 subjects that among them 320 were selected using Cochran formula, and using sampling method 150 people have been studied. Researcher made questionnaire was the data collection tool which its validity was confirmed by a panel of experts, and its Cronbach’s alpha (α) reliability coefficient was found .88 that was desirable. Results show that villagers have high awareness about aqueducts and have relatively negative attitudes to rehabilitation and repair of aqueducts and its importance. Research correlation analysis expresses it. In addition, the findings showed that villagers have high awareness about aqueducts and have relatively negative attitudes to rehabilitation and repair of aqueducts.
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