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Trans-boundary river management

2 December 2010

Trans-boundary river managementOn 1 October the EU project “Trans-boundary river management Phase II for the Kura river basin – Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan” presented a draft for the Aghstev river basin management in Ijevan. The management plan for the Aghstev river is a pilot project that can have an essential impact on reducing river pollution. “The EU aims at facilitating our research on the Aghstev river, a part of the Kura river basin, its problems and their further solutions”, said Aram Gevorgyan, the EU Kura river project data management specialist. Jesper Ansbaek, an international expert, spoke about the usage of the EU Water Framework Directive methodology and stressed the importance of solving pollution issues in the Aghstev river basin. The pilot project also comprised evaluation data from monitoring and water body delineation.
This Kura river basin project started in June 2008 and will last for 42 months. It aims at reducing the pollution of the Kura river basin via trans-boundary cooperation and water resources management. It also aims at joint monitoring and data exchange between the three participating countries, an educational tour to the EU for the staff of beneficiary departments as well as development of guidelines for ensuring social involvement in the process. The project key partners are the Water Resources Management Agency of the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia and the Environmental Impact Monitoring Center.

Trans-boundary river management

Trans-boundary river managementOn 1 October the EU project “Trans-boundary river management Phase II for the Kura river basin – Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan” presented a draft for the Aghstev river basin management in Ijevan. The management plan for the Aghstev river is a pilot project that can have an essential impact on reducing river pollution. “The EU aims at facilitating our research on the Aghstev river, a part of the Kura river basin, its problems and their further solutions”, said Aram Gevorgyan, the EU Kura river project data management specialist. Jesper Ansbaek, an international expert, spoke about the usage of the EU Water Framework Directive methodology and stressed the importance of solving pollution issues in the Aghstev river basin. The pilot project also comprised evaluation data from monitoring and water body delineation. This Kura river basin project started in June 2008 and will last for 42 months. It aims at reducing the pollution of the Kura river basin via trans-boundary cooperation and water resources management. It also aims at joint monitoring and data exchange between the three participating countries, an educational tour to the EU for the staff of beneficiary departments as well as development of guidelines for ensuring social involvement in the process. The project key partners are the Water Resources Management Agency of the Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia and the Environmental Impact Monitoring Center.