Third Annual – Rotary Science Symposium on Lake Atitlán
Rotary E-Club of Lake Atitlán (RECLA) – Thursday, 3 May 2018
1-4 PM at Hotel Jardines del Lago, Calle Monterrey, Panajachel, Guatemala
Moderator, Dr. Will Boegel, RECLA President
Dr. Margaret Dix, Professor Emeritus, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG)
Lecture: Annual science studies update on Lake Atitlán water health status
Dr. Eliska Rejmankova, Professor, University of California, Davis
Lecture: Macrophyte life in lake Atitlán/Toxicology status
Dr. Monica Orozco, Professor, Universidad Del Valle de Guatemala (UVG)
Lecture: Update on UVG arsenic studies in Lake Atitlán
Dr. Amber Roegner, Post-Doctoral Research Investigator
Lecture: Results of water borne parasite prevalence study
of children under age 5 in the Lake Atitlán watershed
Eduardo Aguirre, Amigos Del Lago board member
Lecture: ¡Ni Una Gota Más de Agua Sucia al Lago de Atitlán!
TBA (To be announced) An indigenous representative will talk about
the indigenous perspective on water and sanitation in Lake Atitlán
Lake Atitlán, acclaimed as the world’s most beautiful lake by most who see it, is also threatened by all the usual problems that come with development. Rotary E-Club Lake Atitlán (RECLA) is especially concerned with supporting projects involving providing clean drinking water, sanitation, and any work that will help the water quality of Lake Atitlán.
This Symposium is the third annual meeting hosted by RECLA to study scientific issues about Lake Atitlán. For more information, go to internet http://www.atitlanrotary.org/ or Facebook at Rotary E-Club Lake Atitlan.
There is no charge to attend the conference, but we will accept Q20 donations at the door.
Directions to Hotel Jardines del Lago on Calle Monterrey in Panajachel:
Calle Monterrey connects Calle Santander with Calle Embarcadero (where the public launches go to the Santa Cruz/San Marcos/San Pedro side of the lake). You can access the hotel from either Santander or Embarcadero.
Thanks to all for your participation in this highly publicized and enormous environmental challenge!