In the beginning of the session, Hayastan Stepanyan, representative of the Sustainable Development Foundation “Urban”, presented a program entitled “Participatory and efficient use of water resources” and expressed happiness that all the organizations involved in the discussions are really interested in the solution of the problem: “The program is not over yet and we hope these discussions will help make it more effective.”
Director of Environmental Law Research Center of YSU Faculty of Law Aida Iskoyan welcomed the participants and mentioned that important events are being held in the center: “We present the results of our discussions to the relevant authorities and consistently try to find solutions. Today’s theme is also very important because you all know how important the water in our lives is.”
In the course of the meeting, program experts Heghine Hakhverdyan and Olympia Geghamyan presented the project issues and solutions. One of the problems, for example, was that the legislation of the Republic of Armenia does not provide the tools that will give an opportunity to disclose free water use cases that violate or threaten to violate water standards.
“We find that an efficient tool can be used to record deep wells exploited in a free water use regime to increase the effectiveness of evaluating potential impacts on water resources,” - said experts.
It should be noted that at the end of the session a discussion was also held.