Building science-based groundwater tools and capacity in Armenia for the Ararat Basin

Fact Sheet 2016-3033
United States Agency for International Development
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) began a study in 2016 to help build science-based groundwater tools and capacity for the Ararat Basin in Armenia. The growth of aquaculture and other uses in the Ararat Basin has been accompanied by increased withdrawals of groundwater, which has resulted in a reduction of artesian conditions (decreased springflow, well discharges, and water levels) including loss of flowing wells in many places (Armenia Branch of Mendez England and Associates, 2014; Yu and others, 2015). This study is in partnership with USAID/Armenia in the implementation of its Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (STIP) effort through the Advanced Science and Partnerships for Integrated Resource Development (ASPIRED) program and associated partners, including the Government of Armenia, Armenia’s Hydrogeological Monitoring Center, and the USAID Global Development Lab and its GeoCenter. Scientific tools will be developed through this study that groundwater-resource managers, such as those in the Ministry of Nature Protection, in Armenia can use to understand and predict the consequences of their resource management decisions.

Suggested Citation

Carter, J.M., Valder, J.F., Anderson, M.T., Meyer, Patrick, and Eimers, J.L., 2016, Building science-based groundwater tools and capacity in Armenia for the Ararat Basin: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3033, 4 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163033.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Background and Problem
  • Objectives
  • Approach
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Building science-based groundwater tools and capacity in Armenia for the Ararat Basin
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2016-3033
DOI 10.3133/fs20163033
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) South Dakota Water Science Center, Dakota Water Science Center
Description 4 p.
Country Armenia, Turkey
Other Geospatial Ararat Basin
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N