Integrated Lake Basin Management
Training Materials
International Lake Environment Committee

Module 10


It is absolutely essential that plans be in place for bringing together the main pillars of the ILBM approach discussed in earlier modules. However, while plans may be easily made, they are often ignored. This module provides some insight into how effective plans can be made and implemented. It draws heavily on the experience at various lake basins around the world and should provide much food for thought for lake basin managers stuggling with these questions now.

  • Planning

  • Additional Materials
    • The Use of Workshops as a Planning Tool in ILBM: Lessons from Lake Chapala, Mexico
      Juarez, Alejandro

    • Multi-level Water Governance for Closed and Closing Systems: The Murray-Darling Basin, Australia
      Connell, Daniel

    • The Planning Process for Lake Basin Management: Lessons from Some North American Lakes
      Holdren, Chris

    • Lessons from Nepal on Developing a Strategic Plan for the Integrated Lake Basin Management: The Case of Lakes Phewa, Bengas, and Rupa
      Pokharel, Shailendra

    • Lessons from Malaysia on Developing a Nationwide Strategic Plan for the Management of Lakes and Reservoirs
      Abdullah, Shahrizaila

    • Regulatory Approach For Water Quality Protection In Chile: Key Aspects to be Considered
      Villa-Lobos, Sybil

  • Homework
    • What are plans currently exist for management in your lake basin?
    • Are they effectively implemented?
    • Who often are plans made but either ignored or take over by changing events?