عنوان مقاله [English]
Using automated technologies in irrigation networks in the long time affects network performance and will have an interaction with other factors affecting the performance of the network. The purpose of this study is to identify archetypes associated with automation and providing automation applications model in Qazvin irrigation network. For this purpose, after determining the dynamics of automation in Qazvin irrigation network and developing conceptual model based on the completed questionnaires and interviews, automation application model developed for irrigation network. The dynamics of automation of Qazvin irrigation network is studied, on the basis of irrigation networks indicators such as adequacy, efficiency, equity and flexibility and several improvement policies evaluated, so their effects on utility indices investigated. Then the long-term impacts of improvement policies on system utility are determined and the appropriate policies are suggested. By applying improvement policies such as, earning the trust and participation of farmers in the process of automation, promotion of knowledge and skills of beneficiaries and allocation of budget and finance of automation based on the amount required in the whole network, the utility of the network will improve between 9.5 to 21.13 percent.