Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee, composed of 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 policies that support the aims of ILEC. The members of the Committee work on a voluntary basis and are elected to serve a three-year term with the possibility of reappointment. The Bureau Members, consisting of the chairperson, vice-chairperson(s), and three other members (including the secretary), are entrusted with the business of the Scientific Committee. The current membership (the 13th term, from April 1st 2022 to March 31st 2025 is as follows.

They also publish the scientific journal “Lakes & Reservoirs” four times a year.

Lakes & Reservoirs


Vice Chair

Bureau Member


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. Pieter van der Zaag [Netherlands]
  • 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]
  • Prof. Tsugihiro Watanabe [Japan]
  • MSc. Juan Skinner [Guatemala]
  • Prof. Salif Diop [Senegal]
  • Dr. Zhengyu Hu [China]