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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
The requiring of reducing agricultural water demand as the world’s largest consumer of water, for having sustainable water resources is not concealed to anyone. With measurements such as increasing irrigation efficiency, changing in cropping pattern, reducing the cultivation area, etc, this goal can be achieved. In this study, the status of water resources and irrigation demands within the Neyshabour Plane was evaluated by using Water Evaluation and Planning model (WEAP). To assess the effect of these strategies in WEAP model, scenarios with different topics for cropping pattern, reducing cultivation area, and combined scenarios were developed and then the simulations were performed for 20 years in future. The results suggested that above measurements reduced the mean annual water demand of agriculture by 9, 10 and 18 percents respectively and subsequently reduced the average of annual groundwater deficit by 13, 8 and 18 percents. On the other hand these measurements had a significant role in reducing the agricultural water demand, and therefore, in reducing the extraction from different water resources.