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
- Autumn, 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 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
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
- ILBM Promotion
ILEC organized an ILLBM Workshop in collaboration with West Africa Sub-Regional Office, UN Environment in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 16th to 17th January, 2019. At the workshop, twenty participants
- ILBM Promotion
ILEC organized a Stakeholder Workshop on Kenyan National ILBM Strategy in collaboration with Ministry of Water and Sanitation in Kisumu, Kenya from 9th to 10th January, 2019. At the workshop, includi
FY 2018 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 October 25th to December 21st, 2018. The objective of the course was to support capacity building
The Biwa Kids Ambassadors participated in the “Ohmi Children Eco-club Activities Exchange Meeting” which took place at Lake Biwa Museum on December 9th 2018, and made a presentation about the outcome
- Miscellaneous Meetings
Ramsar 13th Conference of Contracting Parties (COP-13) was held during 21st – 29th October 2018 in Dubai, UAE. At this conference, ILEC organized a side event on 26th with the theme “Harmonious Co-e
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