AESA Launches Flagship Care 4 Sevan Pollution Prevention Program

Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America
417 W. Arden Avenue, Suite 112C
Glendale, CA 91203
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Pollution Prevention Project by AESA
Public Awareness Forum

Glendale, CA. July 31, 2009. Armenian Engineers and Scientists of
America (AESA), serving the Armenian communities in the US and Armenia
for more than 25 years is launching its flagship CARE 4 SEVAN,
Pollution Prevention Project.
In order to bring our local community up to date with the current
situation in Lake Sevan, AESA is hosting a Public Awareness Forum in
Glendale Public Library on Saturday August 22 at 11:30 am. The forum
will present the causes of the water contamination in Lake Sevan, the
impact of the contamination on the health and economic situation in
Armenia, and finally it will present AESA?s solutions to this major
Guest speaker is Dr. Mihran Agbabian, Professor Emeritus and former
Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of
Southern California. He is also the founding President and President
Emeritus of the American University of Armenia.
The Civil Engineering Committee and the Environmental Committee of
AESA kicked-off the Care4Sevan Project. The project is to provide
proper sewer system designs and building guidelines for small villages
around Lake Sevan. Improper sewer disposal methods in these villages
have caused the sewer to seep through the earth and mix with the local
water tables. This has become a major problem.
?I commend AESA for initiating such a strategic cause? said Levon
Thorose former AESA President who is currently involved with many
humanitarian projects inside Armenia. ?This initiative could not come
in a better time. There are already big commercial developments named
Lavanda City, to name one, on the west coast of the Sevan lake, that
severely violate the lake?s cleanliness in a worst way: About 50
cottages are sold to the public at large in the beautiful woods
surrounding the Sevan lake, and none of the cottages sold have clean
sewer systems. They all dump their sewer into the sand underneath the
cottages. There are absolutely no bans to these commercial

AESA is inviting our community to attend this important public forum
and we urge our community to offer its support to this great cause.
Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS