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Assessing of canadian water sustainability ındex (CWSI) in ahwaz county located in south west of Iran

Abstract Sustainability of water resources is vital especially for developing countries such as Iran which are located in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region where water is scarce. To balance the high demand of water for economic growth and at the same time preserve the environment for present and future generations, sustainability of water resources should be considered by monitoring and data mining. For this purpose, several quantified indices have been proposed and applied worldwide recently. In this paper, the Canadian Water Sustainability Index (CWSI) proposed by PRI, has been trailed for the case of Ahwaz County, a community located in South West of Iran fed by Karun River. Required data for the composite CWSI score which is the average of five major theme-based components (i.e. resource, ecosystem health, infrastructure, human health capacity) was collected according to the PRI evaluation method. In addition to the standardized CWSI, the final index was also calculated considering weight estimation for the five components by pair-wise comparison, using Expert Choice version 2000. Results showed that application of this index as a policy tool, with some modifications in weights, was satisfactory for the educational case study and could be replicated for other communities in Iran.

Assessing of canadian water sustainability ındex (CWSI) in ahwaz county located in south west of

J. Bio. & Env. Sci. 2014 Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES) ISSN: 2220-6663 (Print) 2222-3045 (Online) Vol. 5, No. 4, p. 183-194, 2014 http://www.innspub.net RESEARCH PAPER OPEN ACCESS Assessing of canadian water sustainability ındex (CWSI) in ahwaz county located in south west of Iran Jalal Attari 1 , Seyed Ali Mojahedi 2 , Amirpouya Sarraf 3 1 Department of Water and Environmental Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran 2 Water Engineering Department, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran 3 Department of Civil Engineering, Roudehen Branch, Islamic Azad University, Roudehen, Iran Article published on October 21, 2014 Key words: Water Resources Sustainability index, CWSI, Ahwaz County, Iran. Abstract Sustainability of water resources is vital especially for developing countries such as Iran which are located in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region where water is scarce. To balance the high demand of water for economic growth and at the same time preserve the environment for present and future generations, sustainability of water resources should be considered by monitoring and data mining. For this purpose, several quantified indices have been proposed and applied worldwide recently. In this paper, the Canadian Water Sustainability Index (CWSI) proposed by PRI, has been trailed for the case of Ahwaz County, a community located in South West of Iran fed by Karun River. Required data for the composite CWSI score which is the average of five major theme-based components (i.e. resource, ecosystem health, infrastructure, human health capacity) was collected according to the PRI evaluation method. In addition to the standardized CWSI, the final index was also calculated considering weight estimation for the five components by pair-wise comparison, using Expert Choice version 2000. Results showed that application of this index as a policy tool, with some modifications in weights, was satisfactory for the educational case study and could be replicated for other communities in Iran. * Corresponding Author: Amirpouya Sarraf amirpooya@hotmail.com 183 | Attari et al.

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