Establishment of a decentralized domestic wastewater treatment system in Baghramyan community of Armavir region
Establishment of a decentralized domestic wastewater treatment system in Baghramyan community of Armavir region
The project aims to introduce decentralized management practice for domestic wastewater removal and treatment in Baghramyan community of the Armavir region, with population of 1,100 people. The project aims to produce 1.7l/sec additional irrigation water among its activities, thus excluding daily discharge of 150m3 untreated wastewater to the irrigation system of the neighboring communities. This will ensure sustainable use of agricultural lands and food security for the residents of Baghramyan and its adjacent communities’ of about 5,500.
It is planned to use treated effluents for irrigation which will result in expansion of cultivated farmlands of Baghramyan community by about 10 hectares.

This is a demonstrative project, which is a replication of the decentralized wastewater management model successfully piloted in Parakar community with GEF-SGP funding support.

The project is planned to be implemented in two stages, depending on the completeness of the stages and availability of funds.

At the first stage of the project, with GEF-SGP funding, it is planned to develop a detailed design of the small-scale wastewater treatment facility; to get positive conclusions of the State technical/construction and environmental expertise; to construct mechanical and biological treatment facilities of the facility and the sludge bed.
At this stage, it is also planned to produce and disseminate knowledge product on experience and lessons learned from the project, to organize a regional knowledge fair workshop, as well as to conduct special training for the facility operating staff.
At the second stage of the project it is planned to construct a pond to accumulate the treated wastewater in the bed of the presently operating storm sewage, to construct an irrigation system and to establish a 10 ha community orchard which will be irrigated by the treated effluents stored at the pond.
The SGP project will implement the activities planned during the first stage of the whole project.
As a result of the project implementation the community will have its own decentralized domestic wastewater treatment and management system, as well as technical and human capacities required for its proper operation. The suggested water management system will create favorable conditions for integrated management (reuse and harvesting) of limited water resources (irrigation water, treated effluences domestic wastewater, rain and storm water) at community level.
The community will have a constant amount (1.7l/sec) of additional irrigation water, independent from climate conditions and climate change impacts. The establishment of a 10 ha community orchard will produce tangible local economic benefits at local level with additional annual income equivalent to US$ 180-200 thousand in average.
The dried sludge removed from the treatment facility will serve as a source of affordable and high-quality organic fertilizer (about 11t/year) which will catalyze environmentally sound farming practices in Baghramyan and neighboring communities.
Furthermore, the pollution of irrigation water with wastewater flowing to the neighboring communities and contamination of their arable lands will be prevented.
The project will raise environmental awareness among the community and will enhance the capacities of the local authorities and decision-makers to implement integrated land and water management practices that mitigate land degradation.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
SUSTAINABLE WATER ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH ECOLOGICAL NGO
Country:
Armenia
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 0.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
ARM/SGP/OP5/Y3/STAR/LD/13/21
Status:
Project Terminated Before Completion
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
After the project implementation, about 1.7 l/s additional irrigation water will be produced, independent from climate conditions and climate change impacts. The establishment of a 10 ha community orchard will produce tangible local economic benefits at the local level with additional annual income equivalent to US$ 180-200 thousand in average. Furthermore, the dried sludge removed from the treatment facility will serve as a source of affordable and high-quality organic fertilizer (about 11t/year) which will catalyze environmentally sound farming practices in Baghramyan and neighboring communities. . Fertilizers will be provided to socially vulnerable families at a lower price. Additionally, the farmers of the two neighboring communities will be able to get back to cultivating their lands which have not been used in recent years due to being intensively contaminated by wastewater.
Notable Community Participation
Baghramyan community’s input in this project is about 10% of the total project budget. The community population will be also involved in the operation of the treatment facility, and will actively participate in the training sessions on sustainable land management, public awareness campaigns, construction of the treatment facility and its operation and maintenance works.
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Grantee Contact

Ms. Zaruhi Khachatryan
Phone: +374 96 34 35 78
Fax: swe.ngo@rambler.ru
 

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21/21, Davitashen 2-nd District
Yerevan , 0054

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Hovhannes Ghazaryan
Phone:
+374 60 530000+116
Fax:
(+374 10) 543811
Email:
Ms. Svetlana Harutyunyan
Phone:
+374 60 530000+117
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