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Improving the quality of the water resources is the one of the obligations to be fulfilled by the government of GeorgiaDecember 3, 2015
September 14, 2015
June 22, 2015
May 31, 2015
March 31, 2015
March 26, 2015
Public participation: preliminary overview of significant water management issues for the Akhuryan Basin areaJuly 1, 2014
June 20, 2014
June 10, 2014
January 15, 2014
Call for Expression of Interest: Development of draft River Basin Management Plan for a selected pilot basin in ArmeniaJanuary 15, 2014
January 13, 2014
September 20, 2013
Akhuryan water basin management area (WBMA) includes the river basins of Akhuryan and Metsamor.
Akhuryan River basin (RB) is located in the western part of the Republic of Armenia. It borders on the Republic of Georgia in the north, Turkey from the southwest to northwest, and Debed, Kasakh and Metsamor river basins in the east.
The total area of the river basin is 2784 km2, and the territory extends between the northern latitude 40°06'-41°10' and eastern longitude 43°27'-44°10'. The maximum extension of the territory from east to west is 54 km, and from north to south – 115 km. The highest point is the northern peak of Mount Aragats Mountain – 4090 m. The lowest point is 948 m and is located at Akhuryan River mouth, near the village Bagaran.
Metsamor River basin (RB) borders Akhuryan RB in the west and north, Turkey in the south (through the Araks River), and the Hrazdan and Kasakh river basins in the east.
The total area of the Metsamor River watershed is 2060 km2 (without Kasakh tributary), whereas the area of the dry basin on the left side of Araks River (within the boundaries of Armenia) between Akhuryan and Metsamor river mouths is 185 km2. Thus, the total area of the river basin is 2245 km2.
The river basin extends between the northern latitude 40°01'-40°29' and eastern longitude 43°32'-44°23'. The maximum extent from east to west is 61 km, and from north to south – 52 km. The lowest point in the river mouth is about 823 m, and the highest point is 3300 m (located on the Aragats mountain massif).
The Metsamor RB includes different landscapes – from semi-deserts to high mountainous alpine and nival zones.
Tentative timetable and consultation arrangements for the development of the Akhuryan RBMP
|Draft Pressures and Impacts Report||May 2014|
|Akhuryan Pilot Basin - Stakeholder Consultation Meeting||20 June 2014|
|Collection of further comments on the draft Pressures and Impacts Report||11 July 2014|
|Revision of the Draft Pressures and Impacts Report||Summer 2014|
|Water Bodies at Risk Report||July 2014|
|Environmental objectives||August 2014|
|Programme of Measures||October - November 2014|
|Economic Analysis and prioritised measures report||November 2014|
|Draft River Basin Management Plan for the Akhuryan Pilot Basin||February 2015|
|Collection of comments for 5 months||February-June 2015|
|Akhuryan Pilot Basin - Stakeholder Consultation Meeting||April-May 2015|