Within the framework of the EUWI+ project, a study tour was organised to Hrazdan River Basin historical, cultural and water monuments on the occasion of World Environment Day on 5 June 2019.
Introducing historical water monuments to students from Hrazdan River Basin schools
The event was organised by “Country water Partnership-Armenia” NGO, a partner of EUWI+.
Schoolchildren from Yerevan, Hrazdan and Charentsavan municipal communities learnt about Hrazdan river basin issues, and had the opportunity to share their ideas and solutions concerning water resources preservation in Armenia.
Historical and cultural monuments were presented by archaeologist Boris Gasparyan.
Ararat Valley and Kasagh River played an important role in Armenia’s history: they formed an important water distribution point that enabled communities to grow and flourish. Here was founded Ashtarak, a town famous for its wonderful nature and specific vine species.
On the walls of Ashtarak ancient churches can be seen the delimitation of one of the canals of the Urartian Era - Akanates (Witness) stream.
Upcoming events this summer in Armenia for awareness raising on water issues
This event was part of a series of green celebrations (i.e. the previous World Water Day in Ashtarak school and the upcoming summer campaign on water monitoring for Armenian schoolchildren).
Events concerning water issues will keep on growing during the whole EUWI+ Project implementation period, engaging more young people from Sevan and Hrazdan river basin communities.
Visit EUWI+ website for regularly updates on the upcoming activities in Armenia this summer.
See also: World water day campaign in one Armenian school of Hrazdan river basin