Vasken Yardemian appointed by UNDP to advise Ministry of Environment of Lebanon
(Glendale, CA, June 20, 2017) – The Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America (AESA) is delighted to announce that its past president and a long-time member of the AESA, Vasken Yardemian has been appointed by United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to advise the Ministry of Environment of Lebanon on a short term assignment.
Yardemian is a Senior Environmental Engineer at the South Coast Air Quality Management District with over 30 years of experience has received a MS degree in Environmental Science from California State University, Fullerton and a BS in Civil Engineering. He has previously worked with the UNDP as a consultant on environmental issues in Republic of Armenia.
As an advisor to the Ministry of Environment, his main responsibilities will include to undertake an evaluation of the air quality in the country, developing control strategies and general principles for developing effective compliance and enforcement programs. “This would be a great challenge for me, professionally and personally to go back to my home country and collaborate with the Ministry of Environment professionals on air quality issues in Lebanon” said Yardemian.
Yardemian had a variety of elected and appointed positions. He was elected to the Crescenta Valley Water District Board of Directors in 2001, re-elected in 2005, and have served twice as Board President. Previously, he served on the Crescenta Valley Town Council from 1998 to 2002. His community service activities also include serving on the Planning Commission, Code Enforcement Appeals Commission and Growth Management Task Force for the City of Pasadena. Mr. Yardemian is a member of the AESA and past President.