Launch of an automated groundwater monitoring well in Aknashen | EUNewsletter

Launch of an automated groundwater monitoring well in Aknashen

17 September 2015
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The EU-funded “Environmental Protection of International River Basins” (EPIRB) project conducted training and opened a modern, electronic groundwater monitoring well in the village of Aknashen in Ararat valley on 14-15 September.
The EPIRB project is an EU-funded project managed by the European Commission and implemented by a consortium led by Hulla & Co “Human Dynamics”. The project aims to reinforce actions in environmental protection and water resources management in Eastern Partnership countries. These include cooperation around the principles of integrated water resources management (IWRM) and the EU water framework directive (WFD –2000/60/EC). The project’s activities and outcomes are designed to improve the quality of water in selected transboundary river basins through joint water monitoring activities and the development of river basin management plans (RBMPs) in selected pilot river basins. EPIRB focuses on the wider Black Sea region and is aimed at supporting the beneficiary countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
Within the framework of current pilot activities in Armenia, EPRIB constructed a new groundwater monitoring borehole in Aknashen, and equipped the new well with modern electronic water level temperature and conductivity meters, as well as a telemetric station for data transfer. Data will be transferred to the databases of the Hydrogeological Monitoring Centre of the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia. The total cost of the project, including the drilling of the well, the installation of automated equipment, and the telemetry and testing amounted to €38,522. The final installation of the equipment and linking to the existing telemetry system, as well as the training of specialists from the Hydrogeological Monitoring Centre, took place on 14-15 September 2015.
ARS_1752The ceremony was attended by John Barker, International Cooperation Aid/Officer of the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia, and a delegation from the Armenian Ministry of Nature Protection. Barker highlighted the importance of effective water management: ‘We have wonderful water resources here in Armenia, but it is still really important that we manage these resources. Particularly, in this wonderful valley, there is the challenge of balancing intensive fish farming and also agricultural produce. It is in everyone’s interest that water is properly used – that is why the EU is financing this pilot project’.

Launch of an automated groundwater monitoring well in Aknashen

The EU-funded “Environmental Protection of International River Basins” (EPIRB) project conducted training and opened a modern, electronic groundwater monitoring well in the village of Aknashen in Ararat valley on 14-15 September. The EPIRB project is an EU-funded project managed by the European Commission and implemented by a consortium led by Hulla & Co “Human Dynamics”. The project aims to reinforce actions in environmental protection and water resources management in Eastern Partnership countries. These include cooperation around the principles of integrated water resources management (IWRM) and the EU water framework directive (WFD –2000/60/EC). The project’s activities and outcomes are designed to improve the quality of water in selected transboundary river basins through joint water monitoring activities and the development of river basin management plans (RBMPs) in selected pilot river basins. EPIRB focuses on the wider Black Sea region and is aimed at supporting the beneficiary countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Within the framework of current pilot activities in Armenia, EPRIB constructed a new groundwater monitoring borehole in Aknashen, and equipped the new well with modern electronic water level temperature and conductivity meters, as well as a telemetric station for data transfer. Data will be transferred to the databases of the Hydrogeological Monitoring Centre of the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia. The total cost of the project, including the drilling of the well, the installation of automated equipment, and the telemetry and testing amounted to €38,522. The final installation of the equipment and linking to the existing telemetry system, as well as the training of specialists from the Hydrogeological Monitoring Centre, took place on 14-15 September 2015. ARS_1752The ceremony was attended by John Barker, International Cooperation Aid/Officer of the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia, and a delegation from the Armenian Ministry of Nature Protection. Barker highlighted the importance of effective water management: ‘We have wonderful water resources here in Armenia, but it is still really important that we manage these resources. Particularly, in this wonderful valley, there is the challenge of balancing intensive fish farming and also agricultural produce. It is in everyone’s interest that water is properly used – that is why the EU is financing this pilot project’.