عنوان مقاله [English]
Achieving sustainable rural development is the most important goal of rural planners. On the other hand, water has been the most important factor in rural development in Iran from distant past. Water is known as the most important and limiting input of agricultural production in Iran. Due to the fact that water is considered as an important and very limited input in agriculture of the region, and due to climate constraints (consecutive droughts) and lack of water management, sustainable use of water has become a necessary requirement. Issues such as severe water and soil erosion, surface and underground water decline, excessive consumption of water in the agricultural sector and lack of appropriate infrastructure threaten the sustainable development of agriculture in the study area. Meanwhile, the region and villagers’ economy are extremely dependent on water resources of the region. In this article, by studying the subject literature, we have studied the indicators of water resources sustainability and based on these indicators, we have prepared and completed a questionnaire and information analysis; then we have studied and evaluated the sustainable status of water resources of Kuhin rural district. Therefore, in order to preserve the future of agriculture in the region, its status is evaluated and the constraints and factors of water resources instability are identified and regulations and proper management in order to eliminate these barriers are addressed. Finally, some suggestions are presented.