Need in Irrigation Water in Armenia Three Times Higher Than in Drinking Water

Need in Irrigation Water in Armenia Three Times Higher Than in Drinking Water

EcoLur

The total demand in drinking water in Armenia accounts for around 300 million cum, as Mher Mkrtumyan, Head of Staff of State Committee on Water Industry of Agriculture Ministry, said at the press conference held at EcoLur Press Club on 20 March. Under him, the demand in irrigation water submitted by water using companies makes up around 1.1 billion cum and is planned for the irrigation of 130,000 ha land area. Armavir region was outlined for its lack of water in 2014, so 120 deep wells were operated there to produce additional water.

 

The “EcoLur” Informational NGO is organizing series of events aimed at public involvement  and awareness raising targeted to the future climate change policy directions and development of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) of the Republic of Armenia under UN Climate Change Framework Convention (UNFCCC).

The material is prepared by 'EcoLur' Informational NGO under UNDP Climate Change Program, within the framework of ARM-002/2015 Contract. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the United Nations, including UNDP, or the UN Member States.

14:30 March 23, 2015


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