USAID expert calls on south caucasus water management authorities to coordinate activities, Yerevan, 17 Apr 2008, ARKA

YEREVAN, April 17. /ARKA/. The South Caucasus water management bodies should coordinate their activities, said USAID Water Management Program Head Inessa Gabayan.

Water bodies in the region are being observed at present, and USAID has provided Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia with necessary equipment for the research, according to Gabayan.

She pointed out that Azerbaijan which is lower in altitude than Armenia always complains that the latter pollutes water resources. Gabayan called it a political speculation.

The purpose of the USAID Management Program is to strengthen regional cooperation in water management, she reported.

“Our objective was to contribute to institutional development of the water management authorities and coordinate water quality monitoring in the region,” Gabayan said. The program will be completed on May 2, 2008.

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