16th Living Lakes Conference

16th Living Lakes Conference

The 16th Living Lakes International Conference was held in the city of Puno (Perú) from December 6th to December 8th 2022, hosted by the Binational Autonomous Authority of Lake Titicaca (Peru-Bolivia).

Please find below the links to the presentations.


The participants agreed on the following Declaration, calling for global and local action to conserve and restore lakes and wetlands across the world:


16th Living Lakes Conference Resolution (EN)

16th Living Lakes Conference Resolution (ES)




Keynote Presentation

The Need for Wetland Restoration and the contribution of private initiatives such as Living Lakes

Marion Hammerl, President of GNF, Germany


Lake and Wetland Restoration Policies and Strategies

Policies and Strategies in the Global Context: International Lake Environment Committee (ILEC)

Masahisa Nakamura, Vice President of ILEC


From the Global to the Local: Environmental Issues of Lakes and Wetlands in the Titicaca Region

Juan José Ocola Salazar, Executive President of ALT, Peru/Bolivia


Challenges in transboundary water governance in Europe in times of instability

Margit Säre, Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation, Estonia


Challenges in transboundary water governance, Lake Titicaca study case

Marissa Castro Magnani 



Ignacio Higueras, Embajador de la República de Perú (Embassador of the Republic of Perú)

Session 1 - Recovery of the Structure and Morphology and Restoration of Biodiversity of Lakes and Wetlands

Ecological restoration of the Atitlán Lake Basin with participation of indigenous communities

Samuel Secaira Ziegler, Asociación Vivamos Mejor, Guatemala


The impact of cultural practices in the conservation of Lake Wamala in Uganda

John Kaganga, Kikandwa Environmental Association, Uganda


Biodiversity and restoration of the Pulicat Lake in India

R. Moses Inbaraj, CReNEO, India


Experiences in artificial reproduction of native ichthyic species for stocking and repopulation of Lake Titicaca

Hugo Zea Giraldo, Executive Director of PEBLT, Peru


Environmental restoration and management of the San Martin Lagoon

Ana Magaly Jimenez Ordoñez, Azuay Provincial Government, Ecuador


Session 2 - Water Quality Restoration

Baña Dobari Project: Improving water quality for indigenous communities

Amanda del Río Murillo, Fundación Global Nature, Spain

Felipe Valderrama Escallón Fundación Humedales, Colombia


Examples and experiences for the reduction of pollution from agriculture

Patrick Trötschler, Lake Constance Foundation, Germany


How to avoid or reduce micro plastic in lakes

Dimitri Vedel, GNF and Lake Constance Foundation, Germany

Advanced oxidation as a primary methodology in the recovery of the planet's water resources

Jacobo Tabla and Ernesto Mangas, Dellepere Enterprise, Peru

Successful Models of Cooperation between Public and Private Organisations

Experience in bilateral cooperation on Lake Titicaca and management of mining basins: The case of the binational basin of the Suches river in Bolivia

Richard Haep, Helvetas, Bolivia


Green Brigades – Instituting women governance in land and forestry management

Ajanta Dey, Nature Environment & Wildlife Society (NEWS), India


Enhancing Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems nexus and climate resilience of Lake Kivu Basin through nature based community enterprises

Jacqueline Ntukamazina, Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS), Rwanda


Protection of habitats of migratory birds

Mechthild Adameit, Fundación Lagunas Costeras, Uruguay


The CLEAR Partnership: A Model for Multi-Sectoral Collaboration for Wetland Conservation in the Philippines

Amy Morado Lecciones, Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Philippines


Participatory Lake and Wetland Monitoring: What can participatory monitoring contribute to lake recovery monitoring?

Water quality monitoring of Canadian lakes

Paige Thurston and Georgia Peck, Living Lakes Canada


Participatory monitoring as an instrument to strengthen governance in artisanal fishing activities 

Sandra Hernández, Fundación Humedales, Colombia


Lake Watchers: Citizen monitoring of aquatic ecosystems

Victor Duran Rivera, Fundación Red de Nuevas Ideas, Chile


The ILBM Fact Sheet: Successful tool to facilitate participatory monitoring of wetlands

Alejandro Juarez, Instituto Corazón de la Tierra, Mexico


Participatory monitoring in Lake Titicaca: sharing experiences of united women to defend Lake Titicaca

Jaime Quispe, Agua Sustentable, Bolivia


Innovative technologies for lakes monitoring, research, protection and restoration

Dr. Xavier Lazzaro, IRD, Bolivia


The 1st permanent observatory of lake Titicaca

Dr. Xavier Lazzaro, IRD, Bolivia

Funding and support for lake and wetland restoration

Private Sponsoring: Funding strategies of private foundations

Facundo Rojo, Wilo Group


Wetlands 4 Climate: Payment for carbon sequestration of lakes and wetlands

Vanessa Sánchez, Fundación Global Nature, Spain


Ecosystem Services of Peruvian Wetlands: Results of the study on carbon sequestration in Peruvian Wetlands

Dr. Héctor Aponte, Universidad Científica del Sur, Peru


IKI LLBCP-Living Lakes Biodiversity and Climate Project: A major step forward in lake restoration

Objectives and main measures

Dr. Thomas Schaefer, Global Nature Fund, Germany


Lake Titicaca: Implementation of the IKI LLBCP: Measures and transferable results

Julio Cesar Miranda Aranibar, ALT, Peru/Bolivia 




Rogelio Mayta, Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Bolivia (Minister of External Affairs, Bolivia)