عنوان مقاله [English]
Public acceptance for the use of recycled water is the essential element of the success of these projects. Sociologists can find better explanation for popular resistance to water resources replacing. The goal of this study was to assess the awareness level of university students of the water crisis and evaluation of students’ imagination and understanding to accept recycled water for different usages including in agriculture. In this study, the combination method (qualitative and quantitative) was used. A questionnaire prepared by researcher and interview were used to gather necessary data. The questionnaire validity was verified by the researcher. Hypotheses test results showed any significant difference between men and women to accept recycled water, between age and acceptance level, between income and the acceptance of recycled water (P> 0.05), but there is a significant difference between the field of study and the acceptance of recycled water (P <0.05). Qualitative findings showed that all interviewed people are aware of the critical situation of water resources and most of them are ready to use recycled water and their top concern was in relation to standard of recycled water. Therefore it is recommended that before implementing such projects, the necessary survey should be done and the necessary information should be transferred to the people to obtain their trust.