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World Lake Congress

International Committee on Lake Environment

Background of World Lake Congress

The world Lake Congress is a series of authoritative academic conferences in the field of lake environmental protection initiated by the International Committee on lake environment and the International League of wetlands (wiun). Since the first session was held in 1984, it has been successfully held in Japan, the United States, Hungary, Italy, Argentina, Denmark, Kenya, India and other countries.
International Lake Environment Committee (ILEC)
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International Committee on Lake Environment
The long-term goal of the International Committee on the environment of lakes is to promote the effective management, protection and sustainable development of lakes in the world for a long time, and to benefit all mankind.
The International Committee on lake environment is committed to the international cooperation in environmental protection of world lakes, promoting the effective management of lakes through the investigation and research of world lakes and reasonable methods, so as to coordinate the scientific method research and environmental management of world lakes and achieve sustainable development
1. Collect and provide world Lake information and environmental data;
2. Promote scientific research on lake environmental management;
3. To help developing countries formulate reasonable lake environmental management plans;
4. Organize lake environment training;
5. To assist the United Nations Environment Programme in Lake Environmental Management in developing countries;
6. Promote information and academic exchanges between government departments, regions and academic research institutions;
7. Other activities have fulfilled the Commission's mission.
English name (wiun)
Wetland International Conservation Alliance, a global non-profit organization, is committed to the development and management of wetland conservation and sustainable public welfare investment and financing jointly with the international public welfare fund. Especially in China and the Asia Pacific region.
Five regional cooperation headquarters have been set up in Asia, Africa, America, Europe and Oceania. The headquarters of wiun is to be set up in China. The Beijing Representative Office of China Wetland Conservation Alliance (WAP), the Asia Pacific Regional wetland alliance, has organized international experts and public welfare funds to participate in wetland ecological protection in China The organization is in the process of accepting regional and local "wetland protection applications". At present, the Conservation Alliance is carrying out eco-environmental protection and planning work for several "threatened" and "disappearing" wetlands.
Wiun has initially established a sound wetland public welfare investment and financing partnership network, established a global partnership with a number of international organizations and public welfare funds, established a wetland resources and environment assessment system with all local wetlands declaring "wetland protection demand areas", built wetland conservation alliance relations, and established value with regional public welfare organizations, local management departments and relevant interest groups Alliance. Based on science, wetland international alliance will carry out core public welfare projects such as wetland public welfare investment and financing, environmental protection, wetland ecosystem planning and other core public welfare projects in wetland fields of many countries, with the process of developing wetland protection public investment and financing services as well as the goal of building Wetland Ecosystem and human well-being.
Wetland protection can not be separated from community residents. Through the development of wetland ecological environment education and publicity, let the wetland people understand and jointly start to maintain the wetland ecosystem;
Wetland is a part of the world heritage. Through public investment and financing, wetland can be protected and sustainable development;
We should cultivate more organizations and individuals to participate in wetland value research and protection activities, build wetland ecosystem services and create human well-being.
1. China Campus habitat project
2. Biodiversity and biological invasion
3. Historical ecology
4. Monitoring and research of pollutants
5. International environmental impact assessment and analysis
6. Watershed Science
7. Wetland Science
8. Industrial planning of wetland related fields
9. Wetland human settlements
10. Digital wetland
11. Conservation planning of world agricultural heritage
12. Public welfare investment and financing services
13. Ecosystem services and human well being
Ministry of environmental protection of the people's Republic of China: Minister Zhou Shengxian
Let lakes recuperate, global challenges and China's Innovation -- building a resource-saving and environment-friendly society.
In order to publicize China's achievements and relevant policies in lake environmental protection management and scientific research, expand the influence of China's environmental protection work in the international environmental protection field, learn from the advanced achievements and successful experience of International Lake scientific research and management, improve the scientific and technological exchange level of China's lake environmental protection, and enhance the independent innovation ability of China's lake environmental protection science and technology and management, With the support of the Ministry of environmental protection of the people's Republic of China, the Chinese society of Environmental Sciences and the Chinese Academy of environmental sciences have made joint efforts to promote the prevention and control of water pollution in China and have won the right to host the 13th World Lake Congress. The 13th world lakes Congress was held in Wuhan, Hubei Province from November 1 to 5, 2009. It was jointly organized by the International Committee on lake environment, Chinese society of Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Environmental Sciences and Wuhan Municipal People's government.
The 13th World Lake Congress will bring together nearly one thousand authoritative scientists in global lake science research. At the same time, the Ministry of environmental protection of China will lead 11 ministries and agencies to participate in and give full support to it. It will also bring together experts and scholars from many famous Chinese universities and colleges, as well as the strong cooperation of many foreign and domestic enterprises. The world Lake Congress is a grand gathering of International Lake Science and technology circles. It is a meeting of practical scientific and technological circles, political circles and business circles. It is an excellent opportunity to promote China's lake industry to overcome the key technologies of water pollution prevention and control that urgently need to be solved in energy conservation and emission reduction.
With the rapid development of economy, many of China's 24800 lakes have been seriously damaged. Poyang Lake has shrunk by 99%. The eutrophication of Taihu Lake, Dianchi Lake and Chaohu Lake is very serious. In 2007, China passed the implementation plan of national science and technology major special project for water pollution control and control (water special project), which will invest tens of billion yuan, and take scientific and technological innovation as the guide for water pollution in China Control and governance provide comprehensive technical support. A number of key technologies of water pollution prevention and control that need to be solved urgently for energy conservation and emission reduction should be focused.
The 13th World Lake Congress issued the Wuhan Declaration, which advocates all stakeholders such as governments, social organizations, enterprises, water users and providers to "let the lake recuperate", thus promoting the sustainable development of human economy and society.
The declaration said that the lack of water resources, water pollution and ecological deterioration and the reduction of wetland area seriously threaten human survival and social sustainable development, especially in developing countries. The fundamental reasons that restrict the sustainable utilization of lake and its basin resources are unsustainable production and consumption mode, imperfect lake management system and law, insufficient financial support, unsustainable treatment technology, and more challenges and uncertainties caused by the aggravation of environmental pollution.
The Manifesto proposed to reach a consensus on the maximum use of natural processes to restore the vitality of lakes, strengthen the internal governance of lakes, maintain their ecological balance, promote the harmony between human and water, and promote the sustainable development of economy and society. It was recognized that the innovative measures taken by China in protecting the service function of lake ecosystem and promoting its sustainable development, and the experience and lessons learned in the implementation process are conducive to promoting the sustainable development of lake ecosystem To promote the global lake management.
The declaration recommends that all stakeholders, including governments, social groups, enterprises, users and providers of water resources, formulate and implement strategies to rehabilitate lakes, provide financial support for the sustainable development of lake basins, and enhance the partnership among governments, social groups, enterprises and non-governmental organizations in a more social oriented and broader way In order to establish the supplement of strict supervision system, actively encourage public participation, jointly commit to environmental protection and maintain ecological service function; innovate the concept of Lake governance, carry out research on lake eutrophication treatment technology, encourage and implement multi-disciplinary technological innovation to promote ecological restoration; combine Lake governance with climate change, and vigorously develop low-carbon economy and circular economy We should emphasize the importance of integrated management of Lake Basin in the management and bring it into the policies and plans at international, national and regional levels, strengthen cooperation among countries in the world, and enrich the connotation of integrated management of lake basins on a global scale.
The first session
Venue: Otsu City, Shiga, Japan
Time: August 27-31, 1984
Organizer: Shiga local government, Japan
Co organizer: NIRA
Supporting organizations: United Nations Environment Program, world bank, Japan United University, organization for economic cooperation and development (OECD), Michigan government, Hunan provincial government, Ministry of environment of Japan
Main topic: creating a more harmonious environment for people and lakes
Conference size: 2412 (29 countries)
Opening ceremony speech
1. Crown prince of Japan
2. Governor of Shiga County
3. Mayor Otsu
The second session
Venue: Mackinac Island, Michigan, USA
Time: May 18-21, 1986
Organizer: Michigan government
Supporting organizations: U.S. EPA, Environment Canada, Shiga local government of Japan, other non-governmental organizations and enterprises
Conference size: 400 people (42 countries)
Opening ceremony speech
Governor of Michigan
The third session
Venue: Hungary
Time: September 12-17, 1988
Organizer: Ministry of environment and water resources
Co organizers: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, ILEC
Supporting units: United Nations Environment Programme, International Natural Science Foundation of Sweden, global environment fund of Japan, Shiga government of Japan, Shiga environmental protection society
Main topics: environmental problems of lakes: eutrophication, acidification, toxicity study, ecological restoration model
Conference size: 230 people (31 countries)
Opening ceremony speech
1. President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2. Mayor kesztelly
3. Minister of environment
The fourth session
Venue: Hangzhou, China
Time: September 5-9, 1990
Organizer: State Environmental Protection Administration
Co organizer: Institute of Environmental Sciences ILEC
Supported by: UNEP, UNCRD, IWRA, iawprc, NSFC, SIL, Shiga government
Main topics: Lake Eutrophication
Conference size: 422 (31 countries)
Opening ceremony speech
1. Director Qu Geping
2. Officials of Zhejiang Province
3. Mayor of Hangzhou
The fifth session
Venue: Italy
Time: May 17-21, 1993
Sponsor: Institute of aquatic biology
Co organizer: iawprc ILEC, Ministry of environmental protection
Supporting units: FAO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Main topics: lake ecosystem development strategy
Conference size: 357 people (44 countries)
Opening ceremony speech
Minister of environment of Italy
The sixth session
Venue: Japan
Time: October 23-27, 1995
Organizer: Ibaraki local government
Co organizer: Tsukuba & amp; Tsuchiura Department of environment and architecture, Tsukuba University ILEC
Supporting units: Asian Development Bank, OECD, Asia Pacific Economic and political conference, UNDP, UNCRD, world bank, JICA, NIRA, Shiga, Ministry of environment
Main topic: sustainable utilization of lakes
Conference size: 8203 (75 countries)
Opening ceremony speech
1. Crown prince of Japan
2. Governor of baraki County
3. Minister of construction
4. Minister of environment
The seventh session
Venue: Argentina
Time: October 26-31, 1997
Organizer: INA
Co organizer: min. of public economy service ILEC
Supporting units: Japan global environment facility, global development fund and UNEP
Main topic: keep lake environment clean in the future
Conference size: 500 people (36 countries)
Opening ceremony speech
1. Mayor of Argentina
2. Minister of environment
3. Local government
The eighth session
Venue: Denmark
Time: May 17-20, 1999
Organizer: Copenhagen City
Co organizer: ILEC
Supported by: Ministry of energy and environment and foreign affairs, Danish Society for conservation of nature
EU Ministry of environment, UNEP, OECC, Shiga local government
Main topic: sustainable management of lakes
Conference size: 487 people (60 countries)
Opening ceremony speech
1. Mayor Hagen
2. Minister of environment and energy
The ninth session
Venue: Japan
Time: November 11-16, 2001
Organizer: Shiga
Co organizers: Ministry of environment, land, transport, labor and health, Water Resources Development Corporation, ILEC
Supporting organizations: UNEP, UNDP, UNESCO, UNU of Japan, UNCRD, ADB, WWAP, GWP and Ibaraki local government of WWF
Main topics: global cooperation for sustainable development of lakes
Conference size: 3617 people (75 countries)
Opening ceremony speech
1. Crown prince of Japan
2. Governor of Ibaraki County
3. Minister of construction
4. Minister of environment
The 10th
Venue: USA
Time: June 22-26, 2003
Organizer: iaglr
Co organizer: ILEC
Supporting organizations: EPA, Shiga, Ibaraki local governments
Main topic: Global Lake crisis
Conference size: 700 people (36 countries)
The 11th
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya
Time: October 31-November 4, 2005
Organizers: Ministry of water resources management and development of Kenya, ILEC
Co organizer: Pass
Main topic: sustainable development of lakes in Africa
Conference size: 1000 people (30 countries)
Opening ceremony speech
1. Vice president of Kenya
2. Minister of water environment
3. Assistant Minister of environment and resources (Nobel Laureate)
The 12th
Venue: Jaipur, India
Time: October 28-november 2, 2007
Sponsored by: Ministry of environment and forest of India
Co organizer: National Institute of ecology, Indian aquatic ecology Association ILEC
The president delivered a speech at the meeting
The 13th
Venue: Wuhan, China
Time: November 2-5, 2009
Sponsors: International Committee on lake environment, Chinese society of Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Environmental Sciences, Wuhan Municipal People's Government
Opening speeches: Minister of Water Resources Chen Lei, Minister of environmental protection Zhou Shengxian, director of Environmental Management Bureau of Japanese Ministry of environment, etc
Theme: let lakes recuperate, global challenges and China's Innovation: building a resource-saving and environment-friendly society
More than 1500 delegates from more than 50 countries unanimously adopted the Wuhan Declaration. The 13th World Lake Congress held the first time to issue such a declaration full of humanistic care. Industry insiders pointed out that the Wuhan Declaration is likely to be submitted to the United Nations.
Based on the discussion results of the conference, the Wuhan Declaration recommends that all stakeholders, including governments, social groups, enterprises, water users and providers, take the following eight actions:
——To formulate and implement the strategy of making lakes recuperate, including taking strict environmental protection measures, promoting sustainable industrial development in lake basins, and reducing point and non-point source pollution into lakes.
——Protecting ecosystem services is the key to sustainable development and an important goal of lake management.
——Facing the current global economic situation, the government, society and private sector should develop innovative economic means to provide financial support for the sustainable development of Lake Basin.
——The government, social organizations, enterprises and non-governmental organizations should be promoted to actively encourage public participation and work together to protect the environment and maintain ecological services.
——We should innovate the concept of Lake governance, carry out the research on lake eutrophication treatment technology, and encourage and implement multi-disciplinary technological innovation to promote ecological restoration.
——The global environmental change is becoming more and more serious. It is necessary to combine Lake Management with climate change, and vigorously develop low-carbon economy, circular economy and green economy.
——The importance of integrated lake basin management should be emphasized and integrated into international, national and regional policies and plans. We should fully realize the important role played by institutions, laws, economy, science and technology and information in the comprehensive management of lake basins.
——Countries around the world should strengthen cooperation to enrich the connotation of integrated management of lake basins on a global scale, including continuously accumulating experience in lake basin management and establishing close ties with important actions of global transboundary waters.