Document Type : Research paper
Department of Geography and Urban Planning, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Department of Geography, Faculty of Education, University of Garmian, Kalar, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
PhD student in Geography and Urban Planning, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Gilan Province is one of the most water-rich provinces in Iran, so it cannot be assumed that the province has problems with water scarcity or very limited problems, but there are indications that Gilan Province has problems with water in recent years. Water resources have been affected and have affected many activities in the province as well as the performance of water users. This study investigates the impact of rubber dams on water resources development in Guilan Province. This study is mainly based on library and documentary materials and was conducted using statistics available in relevant organizations. Due to the need for comprehensive water management in the province, rubber dams are expected to effectively support the use of this type of dams in small and large water projects in the development of water resources in the province because of their characteristics and efficiency as well as environmental friendliness, simplicity of design, short design and construction time, safety and reasonable stability compared to rigid structures, simplicity and ease of operation, and finally, reduction of operating costs, economic savings and solving some problems of hydraulic structures.