River basin management plan is a tool to ensure the integrated management of water resources. It sets out principles and activities to improve water environment among water agencies, stakeholders and public at large.
Under the EU and Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement, delineating the river basin districts and developing the river basin management plans is one of the key activities in Armenia to ensure the integrated water resources management as approximation towards the EU WFD practices and implementation.
Armenia holds two major river basins; Kura and Araks (Aras) discharging to Caspian Sea via Kura and Araks (Aras) rivers crossing Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Iran. The country holds Sevan Lake as endoreic basin. Armenia manages its water resources within six management areas; Akhuryan, Ararat, Hrazdan, Northern, Sevan and Hrazdan basins.
As of November 1, 2019, the basin management plans for Ararat, Akhuryan and Southern basins were adopted by the Government of Armenia. The Sevan and Hrazdan basin management plans are in the stage of development.