Chacaya, Guatemala

The town of Chacayá, on the western shore of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala, currently confronts a significant public health risk. Historically the community of 1,000 Tz’tujil Mayans has drawn its drinking water directly from the lake, but the deterioration of the lake’s water quality has led to an increase in gastrointestinal infections. Complicating matters further, a series of massive cyanobacterial blooms on the lake beginning in 2009 have raised concerns about the community’s exposure to potentially deadly cyanotoxins. The community has requested new water supply project from the top of a volcano. We will be taking our first Assessment Trip in February 2015 to meet with stakeholders and collect information about current potable water situation.

Meetings:
Every other Friday 12:00 – 1:00 pm at the AECOM Office
9400 Amberglen Blvd # E, Austin, TX 78729, USA

You can also call into the meeting using this number below:
Teleconference: (844) 712-3247
Attendee access code: 594-165-670

https://aecom.webex.com/join/hoffmanm

Project Leads:
Mike Hoffman and Craig Holloway (chacaya@ewbgreateraustin.org)