15th World Lake Conference – Lakes: the Mirrors of the Earth
01 Sep, 2014 12:00 AM
05 Sep, 2014 01:00 AM
scientists,resource managers,politicans, stakeholders
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The history of the World Lake Conference (WLC) dates back to the Shiga Conference on Conservation and Management of World Lake Environment of 1984, known as LECS'84, which was held on the shore of Lake Biwa, Japan. The aim of the LECS' 84, which was to contribute to promoting scientific approaches in the world lake basin management, has been inherited to the World Lake Conferences held in various parts of the world including USA, Hungary, China, Italy, Argentina, Denmark, Kenya, India and Japan. Today, the Conference is globally recognized as a place for multi-sectoral participants (i.e., academia, government, citizens, NGOs and enterprises) to exchange their views and experiences on the sustainable management for lakes and their basins.
World Lake Conference will bring together experts in the field of lake
environments and habitats, with the underlying goal of establishing a
basis for developing multidisciplinary solutions to multidisciplinary
issues. In this context, the session MS3-06 Climate Change: lakes and water resources in Mountain Regions
will provide an opportunity of dialogue among new generation of
researchers and scientists to present the environmental changes that
occur on lakes and water resources in mountain regions and to promote
mitigation strategies and new solutions to improve water quality and its
In fact, the environmental changes that occur at high altitudes have direct and indirect impacts on water quantity and quality, on their biodiversity and on the structure and function of freshwater ecosystems in mountain regions. Moreover, high altitude freshwater ecosystems may possibly acquire increasing importance for water management in the future; since they serve as multifunctional tools in the regulation of the water balance and they may represent a secondary source of pollution to ecosystems at lower altitudes, with important implications for water quality and usage.
The deadline for abstract submissions is March 31, 2014