Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment (AWHHE) has launched a new project “Enabling Women to Participate in Sustainable Water Management in Armenia”, funded by The United Nations Democracy Fund

This 24-months project, which started on 1 January 2019, aims to contribute to the sustainable management of natural water resources of the Ararat Valley by enhancing participation of women groups in the oversight of community water resources to ensure equitable access to water supply and sanitation. To do so, three interlinked groups of actions will be put in place: discussions on tariff compensation mechanisms to ensure equitable access to drinking water and sanitation by vulnerable and marginalized groups, at national level; monitoring based participation in oversight of irrigation water, at province level; and the implementation of four pilot projects, at community level.

PROJECT ACTIVITIES

Discussions on tariff compensation mechanisms to ensure equitable access to drinking water and sanitation by vulnerable and marginalized groups 

Awareness raising campaign

Monitoring based participation in oversight of irrigation water

Implementation of four pilot projects

Apaga

Within the framework of the project, in Apaga Community of Armavir Province, a 150 m long irrigation pipeline was constructed, of which 30 m were constructed by the community.

 

 

Taperakan, Ararat province

 

In Taperakan Community of Ararat Province, a 512 m long drinking water pipeline was installed with community contribution, which connects the newly constructed water main to the internal network of the community.

 

Berkanush, Ararat province

Meeting with Mayor of Berkanush to discuss community participation in the implementation of the pilot

Burastan, Ararat province

Meeting with Mayor and active women of Burastan​