Armenia - Water Quality and Quantity Monitoring, Regional Data Exchange

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Context

Water Quality and Quantity Monitoring, Regional Data Exchange

Focus Areas

Geographic Scope

Armenia

Stakeholders

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Contacts

Contents

Background and Significance

The Experience: Challenges and Solutions

Results and Impact

Environment remains an area that presents significant opportunities for confidence-building measures at the technical level aimed at enhancing communication and laying the foundation for future cooperation between Armenia and her neighbors, Iran, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey. Armenia and Azerbaijan have already engaged in very effective and enhanced technical level dialogue on trans-boundary water issues in the context of USAID-funded and other donor activities in the past three years. Watershed protection, which can be extended to include sustainable forest management, wetland protection, and biodiversity conservation, is an important element of improved water supply and quality and can be supported in the context of any broader, multi-donor initiative. In addition, information sharing and environmental education cooperation offers a low-cost option for increasing awareness and promoting environmental initiatives, both nationally and regionally, based on the experiences of the different countries. The potential roles of the Regional Environment Center for the Caucasus should be constantly reviewed in this context. Recently UNDP/GEF initiated a project on reducing transboundary degradation in Kura-Aras river basin, which also includes Iran. Joint water quality monitoring between Armenian and Iranian experts will soon take place due to support of the project.


Lessons for Replication

Testimonies and Stakeholder Perceptions

Timeframe & Status

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Contact

Armen Martirosyan, Portfolio Manager, Environmental Governance, UNDP Armenia

Goal and Objectives

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WHEN

HOW

Main Results

Testimonies, Opinions, Validation (Reality Check)

Outlook (Conclusions and Next Steps)

Interviewees and Key Contacts

References

See also

External Resources

Attachments

 Armenia Water monitoring, regional data exchange.doc

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