Lilit Harutyunyan is a Programs Coordinator for the Regional Environmental Center for the Caucasus in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Previously, Lilit worked as an integrated water resources management specialist and resource economist of the USAID Sustainable Water Resources Management Project in Armenia, which is implemented by the Armenian branch of Associates in Rural Development Incorporation (ARD Inc., Armenia). She was responsible for technical lead for integrated water resources management and planning, Armenia's Water Code National Water Policy, National Water Program and other water related legislation development, as well as analytical support for Institutional Capacity Building for integrated water resources management.
Before joining ARD Inc., Armenia in April of 2001, Lilit was employed by JINJ Consulting Company in Water Supply and Wastewater Engineering and Environment Sectors as a Resource Economist and Integrated Water Resources Management Specialist. She successfully participated in the process of development of a new institutional set-up for improved water resources management in Armenia and draft Water Policy guidelines, which were adopted by the Armenian Government. Currently Lilit is also a Board Member of Sustainable Water Environment NGO that promotes water resources protection, efficient management and purposeful use towards sustainable development in Armenia.
Her interests are focused on new polices and approaches to natural resources management and water resources particularly to address development and environmental concerns. Lilit holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Gladzor University of Armenia and a master's degree in Environmental Science and economics from Lund University, Sweden.