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    • WLC18 Guanajuato

      WLC18 Guanajuato
      Guanajuato, Mexico
      Guanajuato Convention Center
      9-14 November, 2020
      University of Guanajuato, International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC)
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      Governance, Resilience and Sustainability of Lakes for a Better Society
    • Mainstreaming Lakes in the Global Water Agenda(Updated on Aug. 22 )

      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 (

    • ILEC received 2018 JICA President Award

      Please refer to the TOPICS for the detail.


    • Notice of ILEC Web Site Renewal

      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 " ".

      ( Previously, it was " ". 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.

    • No.66

      No.66 (2019.3)

      *The WLC17 in Ibaraki *Letter from SciCom member (Pieter van der Zaag / The Netherlands) *International Colloquium, etc.

    • No.65

      No.65 (2018.3)

      *Message from the New/Former President *ILEC 30th Anniversary Event *Letter from SciCom member (Collin M. Finlayson, Australia) *ILBM Workshop in Brazil, etc.

    • No.64

      No.64 (2017.3)

      *WLC16 (Bali, Indonesia) *Declaration by Biwa Kids Ambassador in WLC16 *Letter from SciCom member (Prof.Shimizu, Japan), etc.

    • No.63

      No.63 (2016.11)

      *ILEC’s 30th Anniversary: Our roots and WLCs *Obituary: Dr. Mostafa K. Tolba and Dr. Sven E. Jorgensen, etc.

    • No.62

      No.62 (2016.4)

      *ILBM-ESSVA Workshop in Kisumu *Message from the New/Fomer Chair of Scientific Committee

    • No.61

      No.61 (2015.10)

      *Fifteen Priority Lakes in Indonesia *Letter from Scicom member (China), etc.

    • No.60

      No.60 (2015.3)

      *WLC15 Highlights *East Africa and Post-AFSAN ILBM *Letter from SciCom (Brazil), etc.

    • No.59

      No.59 (2014.8)

      *Letter from SciCom member (Italy) *Lake Haleji (Pakistan), etc.

    • No.58

      No.58 (2013.12)

      *TICAD V Symposium *TWAP Assessment *Letter from SciCom member (Senegal), etc.

    • No.57

      No.57 (2013.4)

      *Message from ILEC Director General *Lake Rara (Nepal) *Letter from SciCom member (India), etc.


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