• Friends of Lake Atitlan
  • Atitlan Lake
  • Guatemala

Lake Atitlan

 

Lake Atitlán is a natural and cultural icon that inspires everyone who visits it.

It is one of the most symbolic destinations in the country and a source of water for over 100,000 people that live on its shores.

Unfortunatley, Lake Atitlán is loosing its clarity and purity. We can be active in its rescue or passive witnesses to its destruction.

 

 

The lake is an important cultural and spiritual
landmark for Guatemalans.

 

LAKE ATITLAN IS HOME TO 300 THOUSAND PEOPLE WHO DEPEND ON THEIR WATERS TO SURVIVE.

 

 

  • Lake Atitlan

  • Asociación de Amigos del Lago de Atitlán

Having a water surface of 131 km² and over 340 meters in depth.

LAKE ATITLAN IS THE MOST IMPORTANT
AND VALUABLE WATER RESOURCE IN GUATEMALA.

 

The problem

Raw sewage is destroying Atitlan, we need to stop its influx from entering the lake.

 

SCIENTIFIC HEADQUARTERS

Friends of Lake Atitlan together with several universities and local authorities have backed up renowned scientists to investigate the cause of Atitlan's rapid deterioration.

The solution to rescue Atitlan

 

Raw sewage discarded from communities - A system that will collect raw sewage that is produced from all the towns around the lake. This sewage will be taken out of the basin in order to prevent its influx into the lake.

Los científicos dicen:

 

SI NO ACTUAMOS YA
EN 2020 ATITLÁN SERÁ IMPOSIBLE DE SALVAR.

We need to support, back up and promote the work of scientists,
educators, and engineers who are already working with passion to save the Atitlan.

 

JOIN OUR FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
AND HELP US RESCUE ATITLAN.