ArmInfo.With the co-financing of the European Union and the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany within the framework of the Environmental Protection of Lake Sevan (EU4Sevan) program, the campaign ''Sevan Talks'' is launched.
According to the press service of the German Embassy in Armenia, the campaign will inform about the environmental problems of Lake Sevan, the challenges it faces, involve the public in their solution, raising issues related to the restoration, conservation, sustainable use, care and protection of the ecological balance of the lake.
The campaign aims to change the behavior of the population, which has a negative impact on Lake Sevan, to promote constructive attitudes and positive initiatives to protect the lake's ecosystem through conscious decisions.
Detailed information about the campaign is available at the links below: Https://www.facebook.com/SevanTalks Https://www.instagram.com/sevan.talks/
As ArmInfo previously reported, the European Union allocated 5 million euros in grants to Armenia to solve the problems of Lake Sevan. The implementation of the project will reduce water releases from the lake and improve water quality. Within the framework of the program, it is envisaged to carry out other activities related to Sevan. The program envisages the construction of three treatment plants in Martuni, Gavar and Vardenis. To this end, a "road map" has been developed, within the framework of which a group of international engineers is in Armenia, which is working on the issue of cleaning stations. It should be noted that Lake Sevan is the main source of drinking water in the region, one of the largest alpine lakes in Europe and Asia, located in the very heart of the Armenian Highlands, at an altitude of 1914 meters. In recent years, blue-green algae bloom in large quantities in the lake in summer, after which the Ministry of Health of Armenia urged residents of the country not to swim in these parts of the lake, since these algae are toxic. In turn, the "blooming" of Sevan caused serious concern of ecologists, who sounded the alarm. Moreover, the experts stated that it is necessary to take appropriate measures and save Sevan. Two versions are put forward as the reasons for the flowering of Sevan, according to the first - the reason is the spread of blue-green algae, as the second - the lowering of the water level in the lake.