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Southeastern Watershed Alliance Group

Dangriga, Belize
Joined January 2017

The Mission is to develop a Water Quality Monitoring Programme for the Southeastern Watershed region of Belize that is Stakeholder driven, the Goal being, safe, potable water for the users of the reso

Presence in: Belize
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice

SWAG focuses on the Southeastern Watershed region of Belize. Our goal is potable water safety and conservation . We are a community driven watchdog group that includes four NGOs ,  Steadfast Tourism and Conservation Association, Stann Creek Fisherman’s Association, Dangriga Youth Council, and REPs from the Dangriga Garifuna Council, and the Los Angeles Garifuna Council.

Our founding members includes  experts who developed the protocols for Rapid watershed assessments, and for water quality monitoring and testing in Belize.


People Associated With This Organization

Hyacinth Ysaguirre

Southeastern Watershed Alliance Group
Joined January 2017
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice
Community and conservation activist for 25 plus years.
Wtaershed conservation/landrights/Indigenous rights

Thomas DuQuesnay

Southeastern Watershed Alliance Group (Unverified)
Joined May 2017
Interests: Health
B.Sc. Pure and Applied Chemist with varied analytical training and experience in Food Regulatory Testing, Environmental Testing Projects and reports, Pesticide Residue Testing, Chemical Warfare Agents sampling and testing. Equipment acquisition commissioning troubleshooting maintenance calibrations and use:
GC-MS/FID/uECD/FPD-P&S; HPLC-VWD/DAD/FLD & Pickering Pump for Post-Column Derivatisation; AAS, ICP-OES; XRF. Sample Preparation - Muffle Furnaces, TGA & moisture analysers including IR, Presses, XRF Fusion & Fluxes, Microwave Digestion, High Pressure Ashers.
Hyacinth Ysaguirre is the network champion (main point of contact) for Southeastern Watershed Alliance Group.

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