This year the AUA Ecotourism Conference brought together representatives of more than 100 organizations and communities from all regions of Armenia and Artsakh.
The purpose of the conference is to accelerate the development of ecotourism in Armenia by offering a platform for exchange of ideas and experiences as well as creating a network of stakeholders.
ALTER focuses on establishing public-private partnerships to understand and address flood risks that may be caused by water and mining dam failures.
The GAtES project promotes the further study of ecosystem services and application of PPGIS-based methods by AUA faculty and researchers in their fields of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.
Plastic pollution is a growing environmental issue not only in Armenia, but also globally. The HUSK team has proposed an environmentally-conscious idea of recycling plastic bottles for the production of filament, the plastic wire used for 3D printing.
The 2018 Wege Prize has 17 teams competing for first, second, and third place, with cash prizes totaling 30,000 USD.
More than 110 participants attended the conference, including representatives from UNDP, GIZ, Yerevan Municipality, ministries, local government officials, and financial institutions.
Acopian Technical Company, Founding Organization of AUA’s Acopian Center for the Environment, Supplies Power to Major U.S. OrganizationsOctober 12, 2017
[1in.am] The Acopian Technical Company, headquartered in the U.S., currently supplies power to several American organizations, including Disney, NASA and Tesla. In Armenia, through AUA’s Acopian Center for the Environment, the company contributes to the preservation of the environment and the development of ecotourism.
[armenpress.am] During the AUA Ecotourism Conference of 2017, concerned citizens raised the issue of Gosh Lake. Minister Artsvik Minasyan and the activists agreed to meet at the Ministry of Nature Protection to further discuss how to address the issue. Read more about the outcomes of these discussions in this article.
Starting in the Fall 2017 semester, AUA will offer a minor in Environmental Studies to AUA undergraduate students.