Armenia is a landlocked state bordering Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran and Turkey. Situated in the Lesser Caucasus Mountains, the Sevana Lich (Lake Sevan) which is the largest lake in this mountain range is enclosed within its boundaries. The terrain contains many fast flowing rivers. The climate is highland continental with hot summers and dry winters. Armenia has small deposits of gold, copper, zinc and bauxite.  

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Droughts
  • soil pollution from toxic chemicals such as DDT
  • Pollution of Hrazdan (Razdan) and Aras Rivers
  • The draining of Sevana Lich (Lake Sevan), a result of its use as a source for hydropower, threatens drinking water supplies
  • Occasionally severe earthquakes

Contact GWP Armenia

Mr. Vadim Sokolov,; Regional Coordinator

More Information

AQUASTAT -FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture

UN-Water Statistics


Posted: 2012-07-24

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