Lake Chapala: Beneath The Surface

Lake Chapala: Beneath The Surface

by Bill Dahl


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ISBN-13: 9780983583622
Publisher: Bill Dahl
Publication date: 02/20/2019
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Bill Dahl is an ongoing contributor to the dialog in the areas of current events, creativity, the environment, and economics. He has been characterized as a gifted story teller and one heck of a researcher. He is an award winning photographer.

Bill's first book "The Porpoise Diving Life - Reality for the Rest of Us - Picking Up Where Purpose Driven Peters Out" is currently available on Amazon. The book and former monthly ezine by the same name have enjoyed tens of thousands of subscribed readers in over 184 different countries.His novel, "EARTH Interrupted" is available on Amazon, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble.

His most recent book (January 2019) is Lake Chapala - Beneath The Surface. It is product of months of investigative journalism exploring the public health and environmental hazards that inhabit the area.

Bill enjoys reviewing pre-publication manuscripts, about-to-be-released and early release books for publishers, literary PR firms, and authors in the arenas of economics and contemporary social issues. He interviews provocative thought leaders and publishes the same. He adores creative thinkers.

During his earlier business career, Bill has been employed as an independent business consultant, Vice President of New Markets, Vice President & Senior Business Development Officer, Vice President & Commercial Lending Officer, Director of Credit, Western U.S. Regional Sales Manager and Senior Vice President/Regional Manager --- all in the commercial finance arena - primarily with FORTUNE 500 companies. His consulting clients have included both publicly traded and privately held businesses with both domestic and international operations.

Bill's writings have been published in Mexico News Daily, The Cascade Business News, Naked Capitalism, Seeking Alpha, The Audacity of Help, The Economic Road Map, TWICE Magazine, The New Zealand Journal of Christian Thought & Practice, U.S. Catholic Magazine (No - he is not Catholic), Hispanic Vista, Immigration Law Weekly, Spirituality For Today, newspapers, magazines etc. His poems, book reviews and articles about economics, current events and social justice are frequently featured - well - everywhere.

Bill and his wife (BEST FRIENDS FOREVER!!!) make their home in Oregon. They have 4 children and three grandchildren. They have one Black Lab, Reggie 11 years - and a Golden Lab RENO - 15 months - who accompany Bill everywhere (BOTH would be terribly disappointed if they weren't mentioned here).

Table of Contents

“Where should I retire?” It‘s a common question in Canada and the U.S. as Baby Boomers contemplate how and where they might spend the remainder of this life. For tens of thousands, this question includes destinations outside the U.S. or Canada. Oftentimes, this process involves mulling over Mexico. Every January, the publication International Living, provides retirees with suggestions using their Annual Global Retirement Index. In 2018, Mexico was ranked as the 2nd Best Place to retire by IL. Estimates vary, but it’s safe to conclude that more than a few million Americans and Canadians now reside primarily in Mexico.

Bill reveals the documented environmental and public health hazards that inhabit the area. He delves into tourist safety, digital connectivity, infrastructure issues, problematic governance and corruption. This book provides detailed documentation of these issues and a road map for you to explore these issues - and others - on your own.

Mexico is not unlike any other country on the planet; it possesses extraordinary positives it is proud to share with the world – and – it has current issues that it would rather not speak about. I encountered both. I adore Mexico. Particularly Guadalajara in the State of Jalisco. The people, culture, food, art, architecture,language and landscapes are precious to me. I did not travel to Mexico with this book in mind. The inspirations for this book found me – my heart and my mind. The motivation for this series was both unexpected and unintentional. Yet, when confronted with these realities, I knew I must write about them.

During our investigation of the area, therewere a few things that inspired me to dig deeper - beneath the surface of LakeChapala.I never saw anyone swimming in the Lake. I never saw pets inthe water. I witnessed Mexican resident fishermen spraying pesticides on the water lilies that inhabitthe lake. I never saw anyone recreating on the lake (with the exception ofrides in tourist boats departing from the shore of the municipality ofChapala). There were notices in our hotel room declaring "Don't drink the water!" - Thus, I had to dig deeper.

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Anonymous 3 months ago
"As you clearly state: “People are getting sick. People are dying.” Mexicans need to appreciate the negative impacts corruption has on health and the environment in the Lake Chapala basin. The fact that Lake Chapala is the largest natural water reservoir in Mexico and depends on one of the most polluted rivers, the Lerma River, must cause a renewed level of public interest for the three levels of government in Mexico. Telling Mexican society, government, international regulatory bodies, and organizations where Mexico is a signatory to both human rights and environmental agreements about this issue is an important obligation, and your book achieves these objectives. Its' contribution is a major one; it identifies the problem, its' dimensions, and provides an example in the U.S., suggesting to readers how to proceed during environmental and public health crises related to water and the prospective economic costs for non-intervention in this public corruption case. I think that your book is very consistent and does not only define the problem, but the elements to counteract it. I really love your phrase: “Fix the outcome before it cannot be fixed.” Dr. Jose Ivan Rodriguez-Sanchez Rice University - James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy - Mexico Center Houston, Texas