ILEC's activities consist of the following three major areas
for the sustainable world lake basin management.
- World Lake Conference
- Guanajuato, Mexico
Guanajuato Convention Center
- 9-14 November, 2020
- University of Guanajuato, International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC)
- Official Site
- Governance, Resilience and Sustainability of Lakes for a Better Society
After careful consideration and prioritizing the health and safety of attendees in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 18th World Lake Conference Organizing Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the Conference originally scheduled to be held in the City of Guanajuato, Mexico, during November 9th to 14th, 2020. The anticipated new conference date will be November, 2021, with the specific date to be confirmed. Further, a virtual conference event is being anticipated for November 9th, 2020 (Central Mexico time), with details to be provided at a later date.
The Organizing Committee also wishes to let current conference participants know the abstracts already sent will be honored. Further, in view of the conference postponement, the Organizing Committee will continue to accept abstracts and requests for Special Sessions and workshops through May 31, 2021.
We appreciate your kind understanding and support as we navigate the current difficult situation confronting us on a global scale. In the meantime, the threats facing lakes, reservoirs and wetlands continue to increase round the world, seriously affecting their sustainable use, as well as their wide range of ecosystem services crucial for human health and economic livelihoods. In fact, this postponement can be viewed as an indispensable opportunity for us to pursue the emergent scientific and management challenges awaiting us in this new era.
Accordingly, please continue to monitor the WLC18 official website
or ILEC website
for updates and upcoming dates.
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.
We would like to let you know that our website has gone through platform update and redesign on Sep. 19, 2018.
The URI of our new home page is " https://www.ilec.or.jp ".
( Previously, it was "http://www.ilec.or.jp/en/ ". There's no need to concatenate "/en/" now as the system automatically redirect you to the english site if your browser's language is not Japanese. )
If you registered our website to "Favorites" or "Bookmarks" of your browser, please update accordingly.
We appreciate your interest to our website and we will make every effort to make our website current and informative. Thank you.
*WLC18 *LAKES OF MEXICO(Alejandro Juarez Aguilar / Mexico) *Letter from Scientific Committee (Tiina Nõges / Estonia) *JICA-ILEC Follow-up Program (East Africa & India), etc.
*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.
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