About ILEC

The Scientific Committee, comprising a small number of internationally renowned scientists and experts in the field of lake and reservoir management and conservation, is responsible for advancing and implementing scientific matters supporting the aims of ILEC. The members of the Scientific Committee are elected for three years with possibility of being reappointed. They work on a voluntary basis. The Bureau Members, consisting of the chairperson, vice-chairperson(s), and three other members (including secretary), are entrusted with the business of the Scientific Committee. The current membership is as follows:


Walter

Walter Rast

Chair USA
Prof. Emeritus and Director
International Watershed Studies, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Texas State University


Lennie

Adelina Santos-Borja

Vice Chair Philippine
Dep. Manager III
Resource Management
and Development Dep.
Laguna Lake
Dev. Authority (LLDA)

Slif

Salif Diop

Vice Chair Senegal
Agricultural Sciences
Section
Academy of Sciences
and Techniques of
Senegal

Sandra Azevedo

Bureau Member Brazil
Professor
Carlos Chagas Filho
Biophysics Institute
Brazil Federal University
of Rio de Janeiro


Watanabe

Prof. Tsugihiro WATANABE

Member Japan
Professor, Laboratory of Regional Planning, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto Univ.

Olago

Prof. Daniel OLAGO

Member Kenya
Professor, Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (ICCA) & Department of Geology, Univ. of Nairobi

Skinner

MSc. Juan SKINNER

Member Guatemala
Vice-President, The Lake Atitlan Environmental Protection Society

Watanabe

Dr. Ajit Kumar PATTNAIK

Member India
Vice President, Wetlands International, South Asia

Hu

Dr. Zhengyu HU

Member China
Deputy Director, The Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Shimizu

Prof. Yoshihisa SHIMIZU

Member Japan
Professor, Research Center for Environmental Quality Management, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto Univ.

Finlayson

Prof. Colin Maxwell FINLAYSON

Member Australia
Director
The Institute for Land,
Water and Society
Charles Sturt University

Zaag

Prof. Pieter van der ZAAG

Member Netherlands
Professor
Water Resources Management
IHE Delft Institute for
Water Education


 

Former Members

  • Dr. Masaaki NAITO [Japan] (Ex-officio)
  • Prof. Xiangcan JIN [China]
  • Dr. Mohan KODARKAR [India]
  • Dr. Chris H. D. MAGADZA [Zimbabwe]
  • Dr. Eric ODADA [Kenya]
  • Prof. Saburo MATSUI [Japan]
  • Prof. Sven Erik JORGENSEN [Denmark]
  • Prof. Tatsuo KIRA [Japan]
  • Ms. Dianne DUMANOSKI [USA]
  • Dr. Anders JAGERSKOG [Sweden]
  • Prof. Nii Boi AYIBOTELE [Ghana]
  • Ing. Conrado E. BAUER [Argentina]
  • Dr. Riccardo DE BERNARDI [Italy]
  • Prof. James P. BRUCE [Canada]
  • Ing. Alberto T. J. CALCAGNO [Argentina]
  • Dr. Madhave Atmaram CHITALE [India]
  • Dr. Sven EVTEEV [Kenya]
  • Prof. Takeshi GODA [Japan ]
  • Prof. Genady N. GOLUBEV [Russia]
  • Dr. Steve HALLS [Japan]
  • Prof. Michio HASHIMOTO [Japan]
  • Prof. Liu HONGLIANG [China]
  • Dr. Sidharth KAUL [India]
  • Dr. Triloki Nath KHOSHOO [India]
  • Prof. Heinz LOEFFLER [Austria]
  • Prof. Ferenc MATE [Hungary]
  • Prof. Kenneth MAVUTI [Kenya]
  • Dr. Richard A. MEGANK [Netherland]
  • Prof. Mambillikalathil G. K. MENON MP [India]
  • Dr. Michel MEYBECK [France]
  • Prof. Jurgen OVERBECK [Germany]
  • Prof. Sanga SABHASRI [Thailand]
  • Prof. Janos SALANKI [Hungary]
  • Prof. Milan STRASKRABA [Czech Republic]
  • Prof. Richard THOMAS [Canada]
  • Prof. Jose Galizia TUNDISI [Brazil]
  • Prof. Richard A. VOLLENWEIDER [Canada]
  • Prof. Robert George WETZEL [USA]
  • Prof. Gilbert F. WHITE [USA]
  • Prof. William David WILLIAMS [Australia]
  • Prof. Masahisa NAKAMURA [Japan]
  • Prof. Nikolai ALADIN [Russia]
  • Dr. Richard Denis ROBERTS [Canada]
  • Prof. Luigi NASELLI-FLORES [Italy]