Agricultural growth, industrialization, population demands for drinking water, recreation, and other demands in coastal areas pose environmental risk and security difficulties. These pressures are well illustrated by the challenges facing Lake Sevan, the largest lake in the Transcaucasus Region of Armenia and one of the largest freshwater high-mountain lakes in Eurasia. The paper presents an investigation around the Lake, which integrates a set of criteria for performing socioeconomic valuation and cost-benefit analysis with the further aim of optimal control modeling and development of security policies.


Water Quality Local Resident Security Policy Optimal Control Modeling Agricultural Growth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Sargsyan
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  1. 1.Yerevan State Institute of EconomyYerevan,Armenia

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