AASSA Regional Workshop on Water Management

The concept of sustainable development was accepted by the world community at the UN Conference in Rio de Janeiro. As far back as the beginning of the 20th century the scientists started speaking about the exhaustion of the paradigm, which was based on the principle of nature "conquest" and the need for a new one. Water resource management is the activity of planning, developing, distributing and managing of water resources. Much effort in water resource management is directed at optimising the use of water and in minimising the environmental impact of water use on the natural environment. Successful management of any resources requires accurate knowledge of the resource available, the uses to which it may be put, the competing demands for the resource, measures to and processes to evaluate the significance and worth of competing demands and mechanisms to translate policy decisions into actions on the ground. One of the biggest concerns for our water-based resources in the future is the sustainability of the current and even future water resource allocation. As water becomes more scarce the importance of how it is managed grows vastly. The region today has a water-related environmental problems - shrinking glaciers, water pollution, groundwater degradation, trans-boundary issues, and others - that put pressure on the availability of water. Finding a balance between what is needed by humans and what is needed in the environment is an important step in the sustainability of water resources.

To discuss and find solutions of these problems AASSA and NAS of RA are planning to hold a regional workshop, which will focus on the following topics:


  • Regional challenges for sustainable river and lake basin management
  • Groundwater degradation problems: research and management
  • Transboundary waters management : new approaches
  • IT and and water management
  • Problems of  water quality
  • Conservation strategies of lake’s water resources
  • Resilience and restoration of biodiversity


Call for Abstracts and Papers: Applicants are invited to submit a brief CV and a one-page abstract in English (MS Word, 12 points; refer to the attached sample CV and abstract) by e-mail to aassa.conference14@gmail.com by March 27, 2014.

After peer review, authors whose abstracts are accepted must provide the final manuscripts of their papers in English in the given format by May 30, 2014. The format of the paper will be given with the acceptance notification.