Athens, Greece — The Alliance for Risk Reduction (ALTER) project had its kickoff meeting at the National Observatory of Athens (ΝΟΑ) on February 12-13, 2018.
The ALTER project focuses on establishing public-private partnerships to 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. The project’s duration is 24 months and is co-financed by the European Union’s Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection Directorate.
The project partners include:
- NOA’s Institute of Geodynamics (Lead Partner)
- European University of Cyprus’ Centre of Excellence in Risk and Decision Science
- Bulgarian Academy of Science’s Center for National Security and Defense Research
- AUA Center for Responsible Mining
- Armenia’s National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (known by its Armenian acronym ARNAP)
For updates on the project visit the project website: http://alter-project.eu/(currently under construction).