ILEC's activities consist of the following three major areas
for the sustainable world lake basin management.
- World Lake Conference
- Guanajuato, Mexico
University of Guanajuato
- November 9-14, 2020
- University of Guanajuato and International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC)
In association with the 17th World Lake Conference held in Ibaraki, Japan, ILEC convened an International Colloquium on October 14, 2018 to discuss the role and importance of lakes and reservoirs in the international water arena. The Colloquium comprised participants from governments, UN agencies and international organizations from around the world.＜Related Article＞
The following Statement is the draft output arising from discussions at the Colloquium as appropriately revised to increase appreciation and understanding of the important role of these waterbodies in the global water agenda, based on input from the ILEC Scientific Committee and the related participating organizations. PDF
Upon reviewing the draft Statement, readers are cordially invited to provide active comments and feedback on the contents and its intended goals, which will increase its value to those responsible for assessing and managing these important waterbodies for their sustainable use. Please send your comments directly to ILEC (email@example.com)
Please refer to the TOPICS for the detail.
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*The WLC17 in Ibaraki *Letter from SciCom member (Pieter van der Zaag / The Netherlands) *International Colloquium, etc.
*Message from the New/Former President *ILEC 30th Anniversary Event *Letter from SciCom member (Collin M. Finlayson, Australia) *ILBM Workshop in Brazil, etc.
*WLC16 (Bali, Indonesia) *Declaration by Biwa Kids Ambassador in WLC16 *Letter from SciCom member (Prof.Shimizu, Japan), etc.
*ILEC’s 30th Anniversary: Our roots and WLCs *Obituary: Dr. Mostafa K. Tolba and Dr. Sven E. Jorgensen, etc.
*ILBM-ESSVA Workshop in Kisumu *Message from the New/Fomer Chair of Scientific Committee
*Fifteen Priority Lakes in Indonesia *Letter from Scicom member (China), etc.
*WLC15 Highlights *East Africa and Post-AFSAN ILBM *Letter from SciCom (Brazil), etc.
*Letter from SciCom member (Italy) *Lake Haleji (Pakistan), etc.
*TICAD V Symposium *TWAP Assessment *Letter from SciCom member (Senegal), etc.
*Message from ILEC Director General *Lake Rara (Nepal) *Letter from SciCom member (India), etc.
What's new in our activities
Environmental Conservation Activity Project for River Basins of Lake Biwa －Metagawa River Nature School－
On November 17th, 2019, ILEC and Kinki Rokin Bank, with support of Biwako Houjounosato organized “Metagawa River Nature School” around Metagawa River, one of rivers flowing into Lake Biwa. This progra
Enlightenment Project of lake environmental conservation －Exhibition Booth at Biwako Environmental Business Exhibition 2019－
ILEC exhibited a booth at the Biwako Environmental Business Exhibition 2019 held on October 16th to 18th, 2019. We announced about the 18th World Lake Conference to be convened in Mexico in November,
FY 2019 JICA Knowledge Co-Creation Program: Integrated Basin Management for Sustainable Use and Preservation of Water Resource
The training course, commissioned by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), was conducted from August 18th to October 18th, 2019. The objective of the course was to support capacity building e
- Miscellaneous MeetingsTopics
ILEC delegates participated in “International Conference on Tropical Limnology” (TROPLIMNO2019) held in Bogor, Indonesia on August 28th and 29th, 2019. This world conference was projected by LIPI (Ind
From July 21st to 30th, ILEC delegates made a consultative visit to the University of Guanajuato, Mexico which will be the host of the next World Lake Conference. The delegates discussed with the offi
ILEC received JPY209,354 donation from Kinki Rokin Bank on June 18th, 2019. We would like to thank the bank for supporting us. The donation will be used for conservation of lake environments.
ILEC received JPY1,020,000 donation from Kansai Mirai Bank, Limited on May 30th, 2019. We would like to thank the bank for supporting us. The donation will be used to support the upcoming 18th W
- Miscellaneous Meetings
International Workshop on Development and Use of Multilingual Knowledgebase / Knowledgemining System (LAKES)
ILEC, with the support of Shiga University Research Center for Sustainability and Environment, organized “International Workshop on Development and Use of Multilingual Knowledgebase/Knowledgemining S
Biwa Kids Ambassadors reported all of this fiscal year’s activities to their families and Mr. Nishijima, the Vice Governor of Shiga Prefecture. First of all, they gave the same presentation they made
ILEC hosted the 4th “Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science” (Sakura Exchange Program in Science), under the grant by JST (Japan Science and Technology agency). Ten delegates composed of, such a
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