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Rio+20 and ILBM Promotion in South America

ILEC participated in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to disseminate the results of the 14th World Lake Conference (Austin Declaration). At the ILEC-Shiga Prefectural Government joint exhibition booth located in the Japan Pavilion, the Secretariat conducted a public relations campaign, distributing various publications of ILEC, including a newly-published primer for the development of ILBM platform, to international participants, in particular those from the Middle and South America. (June 20-22, 2012)
Drs. Nakamura and Rast visited Sao Paulo, Brazil and Guadalajara, Mexico. In Sao Paulo, they participated in an international symposium on Enhancing Water Management Capacity in a Changing World to discuss a wide range of global water issues, which created a better recognition of the significance of ILBM concept among scientists of the world (June 25-26, 2012). In Guadalajara, they attended the Stakeholders Workshop of Lerma-Chapala Sub-Basins.
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