Civil Engineering Committee (CEC)
The AESA Civil Engineering activities began immediately after the 1988 earthquake in Armenia. The Civil Engineering Committee (CEC) would later be identified as the activities of AESA begin to multiply. The mission of CEC is to assist Armenia by providing knowledge and expertise in the field of Civil Engineering.
For those who are interested in joining our Civil Engineering Committee project or support another project, lecture, or book translation through monetary donations or volunteer work, please contact AESA.
Below is the description of our next project
On June 23, 2009, The Civil Engineering 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, rivers, streams, and drinking water wells. This has become a major problem.
AESA plans to provide plans that can be scaled up or down to accommodate each village according to its size, population, and topography. To comply with California and International codes, the contaminants in the cleaned out water of the sewer system (white water) need to be brought down to below an acceptable level before the water is released into or over ground.
In order to bring our local community up to date with the current situation in Lake Sevan, AESA hosted a Public Awareness Forum in Glendale Public Library on Saturday August 22 at 11:30 am. The speakers explained the causes of the water contamination in Lake Sevan, impact of contamination on health and economy in Armenia, and finally AESA’s plans to help solve this major problem.
AESA plans to provide designs based on California State Codes for the sewer disposal systems that can be scaled up or down to accommodate each village according to its size, population, and topography. To comply with recent laws in Armenia, the contaminants in the cleaned out water of the sewer system (white water) need to be brought down to below an acceptable level before the water is released into ground.
“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 developments.” Documents & Reports
The following are some documents about Gegharkunik Marz in Armenia in which Lake Sevan is found.RA Gegharkunik Marz - 1.pdfRA Gegharkunik Marz - 2.pdf
For more information, photos, maps, and references, visit http://care4sevan.wordpress.com/
The Forum on YouTube
This presentation in its entirety is provided in the link below
Care4Sevan Presentation (pdf)
Power Point Presentation on YouTube
Power Point presentation and YouTube videos are also made available for each of the program agenda items
The forum is made available to the public on YouTube. Below is the outline for the program with links to the Power Point presentations and YouTube videos of the event: