An EU-funded project on the establishment of public-private partnerships in Armenia to address flood risks that stem from water and mine dam failures.

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ALTER Conference: Enhancing Community Reslience

ALTER Conference: Enhancing Community Reslience

ALTER partners held the project’s final conference on December 10th and 11th at American University of Armenia. The conference, which focused on the common cause of community resilience through the framework on the ALTER project featured a number of presentations and important meetings on project […]

Announcing the ALTER Final Conference

Announcing the ALTER Final Conference

The ALTER partners are proud to announce the ALTER Final Conference to be held on December 10th and 11th at AUA. Please see the attached agenda: ALTER Final Conference Agenda  

Behind ALTER’s WebGIS System – Part 2: Flood Modeling

Behind ALTER’s WebGIS System – Part 2: Flood Modeling

This is the second in a series of articles that focuses on the development of both the webGIS system and the complex hydrological models. The system empowers decision makers to better understand risks to their communities and create plans to mitigate and ultimately minimize risk. […]

Field Exercises Continue In Akhtala

Field Exercises Continue In Akhtala

On November 1, 2019, ALTER Partners along with public and private sector collaborators in Akhtala continued small scale exercises for training and preparation in the case of an earthquake and dam failure. The exercise featured a mining rescue operation as well as the evacuation of […]

ALTER Partners Begin Small Scale Exercises

ALTER Partners Begin Small Scale Exercises

ALTER partners, along with local municipalities in Sisian and Kapan and the private sector, began small scale exercises simulating an earthquake and dam failure. The goal of the exercises was to test plans and procedures developed under the project and assess what changes might need […]

Behind ALTER’s WebGIS System – Part 1: Data

Series Overview A key mandate of the ALTER project was the design and deploy a WebGIS system for use by decision makers in planning for risks posed by dam failures. Near or complete failures of hydroelectric dams and tailing storage facilities (TSFs) in recent years […]

Regional Tabletop Exercises Assist in Planning at ALTER Pilot Sites

From June 24-27, ALTER project partners participated in tabletop exercises in each of the three pilot areas. The exercises were developed and carried out in close coordination with the RA Ministry of Emergency Situations. Members of the municipal government, private sector partners, and local NGOs all […]

ALTER Web-GIS Now Available

ALTER project partners are excited to announce the posting of ALTER’s WebGIS system. This system is publicly available and its data and models will be used in the upcoming tabletop and field exercises happening in Armenia in Summer 2019. The models can be found at […]