Association for the Protection of Lake Geneva
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.
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”.
with a broad range of regional institutions and organizations, including "Coordination Rivières", "Contrats de Rivières", schools, municipalities, cantons, and federal and local authorities.
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.