Tag: Water Resources

August 18, 2021
Understanding the Government Programme

How to Manage Our Water Resources

A complex set of issues is impacting water resources, from poor management to threats to water security in Armenia and Artsakh. EVN Report’s Maria Titizian spoke to Stepan Khachatryan, a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and water resources specialist, who is also supporting the coordination of the Kaps Reservoir, the largest industrial hydro-engineering project in Armenia.

July 29, 2021
Irrigating Efficiently

Irrigating Efficiently

Armenia’s farmers need irrigation water to feed the country, but a number of bottlenecks get in the way. Because of the poor condition of the water supply system, 40-50% of irrigation water is lost before reaching its endpoint.

July 26, 2021
The Ups and Downs of Lake Sevan

The Ups and Downs of Lake Sevan

Lake Sevan is the largest freshwater and alpine lake in the entire South Caucasus. The lake’s artificial outflow which commenced in the early 1930s during the Soviet period resulted in dramatic changes in its water level and continued ecological problems.

January 26, 2021
Հայաստանի բնապահպանական անվտանգությունը

Armenia’s Food Security

In a world where pandemics, extreme climatic phenomena and natural disasters are becoming more common, the issue of food security is a global challenge of increasing importance. Armenia is not immune to these developments.

July 3, 2018

Amulsar: Gold Over Water?

The Amulsar gold mine, owned and operated by Lydian Armenia, is one of the most controversial projects in recent years in Armenia. Over the past weekend, activists from Yerevan and elsewhere traveled to the province of Vayots Dzor to raise awareness about the potential danger the mine poses to the environment.

November 25, 2017
Trying to Fill a Bottomless Well: Depletion of Water Resources in the Ararat Valley

Trying to Fill a Bottomless Well: Depletion of Water Resources in the Ararat Valley

Fish farms that showed up in the Ararat Valley in the early 2000s, as part of a development and poverty reduction program, have devastated the valley and Armenia’s second largest water basin. Now the state is trying to salvage the main hub of Armenia's agriculture and the strategically important water basin from desertification; trying to refill a bottomless well drop by drop.