5 June 2023

“Water is Our Gold”: Lessons from a Community Struggle in Armenia

Mount Amulsar, located in south Armenia, is a vital part of Armenia’s water supply system, housing freshwater springs and connecting to important rivers and reservoirs. These bodies of water play a crucial role in providing irrigation water throughout Armenia and sustaining the communities in the region.

However, the presence of gold deposits at Amulsar has attracted international financial interest, resulting in a clash between corporate interests and the rights of local communities to clean water, health, livelihoods and a protected environment.

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