Media.am fact-checking journalists Arshaluys Barseghyan and Karine Ghazaryan discuss Sevan’s issue in a new episode of the podcast “Topics To Dive Deep In.” Why did the lake end up on the edge of becoming a swamp, how likely is it to become a swamp, and what should be done to avoid such a route?
Evelina Ghukasyan, Director of the Institute of Hydroecology and Fisheries of the National Academy of Sciences, and Gor Gorgyan, Senior Researcher of the Scientific Center of Hydroecology of the National Academy of Sciences, helped to understand the topic.*
We used the following sources in creating this episode:
- “Arpa-Sevan,” Hayk Tigranyan, Gohar Symphony Orchestra and Choir
- «First report about toxic cyanobacterial bloom occurrence in Lake Sevan, Armenia», Gevorgyan, Rinke et al., International Review of Hydrobiology
- “What do you need to know about Sevan’s problem?: 10 facts,” Media.am.
- “From Sevan to Amulsar: Interview with the Minister of Environment Romanos Petrosyan,” Civilnet
- “The illegal houses of Sevan: Whose houses will go underwater,” fip.am.
* The Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology of the National Academy of Sciences in Podcast was mistakenly presented as the Scientific Center of Biology and Hydroecology. The correction was made in 2020, on September 10.