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Geneva Green Guide

Association for the Protection of Lake Geneva

ASL
Association pour la sauvegarde du Léman,
2 rue des Cordiers, Case Postale 6146,
CH-1211 Geneva 6
Tel: 
(+41 22) 736 86 20
Fax: 
(+41 22) 736 86 82
Email: 
Description

The Association for the Protection of Lake Geneva (Association pour la sauvegarde du Léman) is a non-profit, apolitical, scientific and state-approved Franco-Swiss association. With a present membership of 6,000 in the Swiss cantons of Geneva, Vaud and Valais, and in the French departments of Ain and Haute-Savoie, the ASL aims to save the long-term biological and chemical quality of the water of Lake Geneva.

Organization: 
Non-governmental and business organizations
Established: 
1980
Staff: 
6 plus volunteers
Chief/Director: 
President: Jean-Bernard Lachavanne
Activities: 

The Association for the Protection of Lake Geneva

  • informs, through its quarterly Lémaniques, and raises awareness among residents of the Geneva basin through numerous events, meetings, exhibitions, etc.;
  • raises awareness, particularly among young people, by organizing vacation camps;
  • carries out research projects, including the “Lemano” study;
  • acts in the field through the “Clean Rivers Action” and the “Clean Lake Action”,which identify, list and evaluate pollutant discharges that spill into the rivers of the Lake Geneva basin;
  • calls on the local population to adhere to the “Lake Geneva Region Water Charter”;
  • encourages local governments to adopt appropriate sanitation measures and to apply the principles of the “Lake Geneva Region Water Charter”.
Cooperation: 

with a broad range of regional institutions and organizations, including "Coordination Rivières", "Contrats de Rivières", schools, municipalities, cantons, and federal and local authorities.

Publications: 

Lémaniques (quarterly); Sauvons le Léman ; Les Algues d'Abaddon (comic strip); Naviguer sans divaguer (a navigator's guide), and various leaflets and brochures. For a complete list, see the website.

Keywords: 
freshwater
public awareness
biological diversity
education