ALTER: “Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction”

01/18 – 12/19

The Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction project, or ALTER for short, focuses on establishing public-private partnerships to understand and address flood risks that may stem from water and mining dam failures. Know-how, technologies and experience from the European Union will be transferred to Armenia. Activities will stress the importance of full cooperation between local communities, non-governmental organizations, government ministries, and private-sector companies. Project’s duration is 24 months and is co-financed by the European Union’s Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection Directorate. The project will focus on three pilot areas where dams and other activities present risks to local communities. The areas are the Akhtala and Teghut areas of Lori Marz along the Shamlugh river, the Vorotan Cascade and its associated dams in the Syunik region, and the Kapan and Voghji river basin of Syunik region.