Event Date/Time: Nov 01, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 05, 2009
Early Registration Date: Aug 31, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 30, 2009
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World Lake Conference is an authentic and academic conference initiated by International Lake Environment Committee (ILEC). It had played an important role in promoting the cooperation and exchange with regard to global lake environment protection since its first conference in 1984. The “13th World Lake Conference” will be held through the 1st to the 5th day of November 2009, in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The focuses of the Conference will be exchanging and discussing hot spots worldwide on lake environment protection and resources management, introducing latest strategies and philosophies of lake protection and sustainable utilization, and sharing best practices. It will be a grant occasion of lake protection attended by researchers, government officials and other peoples from numerous fields.

The central theme of the conference is "Lake Ecosystem Restoration: Global Challenges and the Chinese Initiative".

China has abundant lake resources with more than 24800 natural lakes. Because of rapid economic and social development, many lakes are contaminated and the ecological system is destroyed to some extent. The issue of eutrophication has become more and more prominent. The Chinese Government attaches great importance to the lake environment protection by adopting series of measures. Especially in recent years, some of the lakes were under severe situations of large-scale contamination by the blue algae. The Chinese Government put forward the strategy of “recovering the rivers, lakes, and seas under extreme stress” and carried out the major technological project on “control and management of water contamination” with enormous capital investment to tackle the issue of water (include the lake) environment contamination management with technological measures.


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Exhibition-the First China International Lake Management and Technology & Equipment Exhibition-will also be held during the WLC13 duration. This exhibition invites all private sector companies, NGOs and non-profitable organizations that working in the fileds for water and lake environment conservation as follows: waterworks or water-supply, sewage treatment, eutrophication control technologies, sludge dredging, surveying and test technologies, Ecosystem/wetland conservation, and people's participation in lake environment conservation, international environment cooperation activities etc.