The history of the World Lake Conference (WLC)
It dates back to the Shiga Conference on Conservation and Management of World Lake Environment in 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 adopted 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 forum 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 basins.
Lake management has become the commitment of various countries in an attempt to save the sustainability of the lake ecosystem's functioning condition that becomes more alarming. In respects to this, the World Lake Conference (WLC) is one of the international forums for sharing and exchanging knowledge and experience in the management of the lake.
WLC was initiated by the International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC) based in Japan in which the conference was first conducted in Shiga, Japan in 1984. Until now, WLC has been held 15 times in several countries including Japan, China, Argentina, Hungary, Denmark, Kenya, India, the United States and Italy, within 2 years. As one of Indonesia's commitments to saving the ecosystem of the lake, subsequently, at the global level, Indonesia was involved in the WLC forum.
In the implementation of WLC15 in Perugia in 2014, Indonesia participated in both the scientific discussion and the policy dialogue.
In 2016 the venue will be at Inna Grand Bali Beach in Sanur, November 07 - July 11, 2016.