The 13th world lake conference by ILEC in China

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China has won the right to host the 13th World Lake Conference with support from the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

The 13th World Lake Conference will convene in China from the November 1 to November 5, 2009, in Wuhan (Hubei, China), in conjunction with the national focus on integrated management of lake environments.

The conference is a large-scale event pegged at the international level, and attended by officials, researchers, scientists, industrialists, and professionals from a variety of fields. Representatives from international organizations such as the World Bank will also be attending the conference. The coming together of intellects and practitioners at this conference facilitates the exchange of lake management strategies in various states and cities and the practical application of these strategies.

This year, the conference is organized with the collaboration of the International Lake Environment Committee (ILEC), Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences (CSES), Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES) and Wuhan Municipality.

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

Topic 1: Impact of global warming and research on the latest challenges and strategies in the management of lake environments

Topic 2: Strategy, policy and legislations on management of water environment of lake basins

Topic 3: Water pollution mechanisms, pollution monitoring and management, and technical measures

Topic 4: Comprehensive lake basin management and protection of lake ecology

Topic 5: Culture of sustainable utilization of lake and public participation

Topic 6: Study on control of Chinese lake pollution

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Individuals could take part in the conference as a convener, a speaker, or a participant.

The 13th World Lake Conference allocates time slots for organizations to host technical sessions on their preferred topics during the symposium to enhance the vibrancy and diversity of the event. It is the responsibility of the convener to structure the technical session and to facilitate sharing on the selected topic among participants. There are no specific limitations on the content or style of the seminar. Conveners may also arrange for their own group of speakers or presenters for their proposed session. As a convener, individuals may also request for an exhibition booth during the conference to showcase the achievements of their organization.

To host a technical session during the conference, organizations should submit their seminar proposals to

Individuals interested in participating in the 13th World Lake Conference as a speaker are invited to submit their papers. The length of the paper should not exceed 9 pages (minimum 3 pages) typeset in a 12-point font, and should be in accordance to the guidelines provided on the conference website. Abstracts should be between 200 to 800 words. The conference accepts papers in both English and Chinese.

Authors should submit their abstracts before June 30, 2009, and their full paper by July 31, 2009 to the conference secretariat at

All participants are to register electronically at the conference website at: Participants can enjoy an early bird discount if they register before August 31, 2009.

For more information on the conference, please visit our conference website at