عنوان مقاله [English]
In the last four decades, almost all of the Qanats of Borkhar in northern Isfahan have dried up. Agriculture-oriented surface water wells are converted into semi-deep and deep wells. Currently, due to the water deficit of these wells, the agricultural water supply of this plain is confronting a crisis. The type of agricultural water resource management in Borkhar has affected its development. Lack of water resources and absence of proper management of these resources have, along with other factors, changed the use of agricultural lands. This paper has utilized national and international scientific documents and reports, field study, interviews and results of questionnaires. The results of research and data analysis show that due to water deficit and lack of proper management of water resources in the production, transportation, distribution and consumption processes, agriculture in Borkhar has become unstable and is heading for destruction. Close cooperation is needed between the local people and the Water Organization regarding problems of water resource management. Land use changes in the future must also be carried out by study and research and a specific plan, and combination of traditional and modern techniques must be utilized in Borkhar.