Akhuryan Basin Management Area: Key water issues

Akhuryan Basin Management Area: Key water issues
March 2015 | Print | Brochure

The Environmental Protection of International River Basins (EPIRB) project aims to improve the quality of water in transboundary river basins in the wider Black Sea region and Belarus, including Armenia. One of the specific objectives is to improve technical capacities by developing river basin management plans (RBMPs) in selected pilot river basins, according to the requirements of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD). One of the selected pilot basins is the Akhuryan basin management area, which includes the Akhuryan River basin, located in the western part of the Republic of Armenia, and the Metsamor River basin, which is adjacent to the Akhuryan River basin. This brochure, published in English and Armenian, summarises a review of the pressures and impacts on water bodies in the Akhuryan basin management area, prepared in the framework of the EPIRB project.

The EU-funded EPIRB project is implemented with the assistance of the REC’s Water Management Topic Area, as part of a consortium led by Hulla and Co. Human Dynamics KG.