GNF - Living Lakes Conferences

Living Lakes Conferences


Regularly Living Lakes conferences are being organised in order to guarantee continuous exchange of information and intense contact among the partner organisations.

 15th Living Lakes Conference

15th Living Lakes Conference

"A world without wetlands is a world without water"

7 to 9 May 2019 in Valencia, Spain

 14th Living Lakes Conference

14th Living Lakes Conference

"Lakes in densely populated regions - Balance between people and nature"

18 to 23 November 2014 in Nanchang in China

 Lake Chapala, Mexico

13th Living Lakes Conference

"Lake Management - Challenges in a Changing World"

20 to 25 March 2010 at Lake Chapla, Mexico

Awarded Persons:

Don Manuel Villagómez Rodriguez, Raquel Gutiérrez Nájera, Jose Antonio Machuca Nuñez

 Trasimeno Lake, Italy

12th Living Lakes Conference

"Linking Cultural Landscape Values to Lake Protection"

22 to 27 September 2008 at Trasimeno Lake in Italy

Awarded Persons and Organisations:

Piero Bruni, Alcide Calderoni, Guido Prola, Comitato delle Colline Moreniche, Mario Pedini

 Deutsche Welle in Bonn, Germany

International Conference "Business & Biodiversity"

2 and 3 April 2008 in Bonn, Germany

 Maduganga Wetland, Sri Lanka

Post Tsunami Living Lakes Conference

"Restoration of Mangroves and Reestablishment of Livelihoods in Sri Lanka"

23 to 26 April 2007 in Bentota, Sri Lanka

 Field Trip at Lake Poyang, China

11th Living Lakes Conference

"Balancing Agriculture and Lake Protection"

 29 October to 3 November 2006 in Nanchang City near Lake Poyang, China

Awarded Persons and Organisations: 

The "Blue Sky" Environmental Protection Society of Jiangxi Normal University, Mr. Jiuyi YE, Rural Energy Office of Jiangxi Province, The Management Office of the National Nature Reserve of the Poyang Lake, The Management Office of the National Nature Reserve of the Honghu Lake

 Shore line at Friedrichshafen, Lake Constance, Germany

First Solar Lakes Conference

"Renewable Energy Technology in European Lake Regions in Harmony with Nature Conservation"

24 to 27 September 2006 in the frame of the fair INTERBOOT in Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance, Germany

 Lake Victoria

First Living Lakes African Regional Conference

"Our Lakes, our Livelihoods" - Sustainable Management of African Lakes

27 to 30 Oktober 2005 at Lake Victoria in Kenya

 Laguna de Bay

10th Living Lakes Conference

"Sustainable Development of densely populated Lake Regions"

15 to 19 May 2005 at Taal Lake, Philippines

Awarded Organisation:

Federation of River Basin Council in the Laguna de Bay Region

 Columbia River Wetlands, Canada

9th Living Lakes Conference

"Balancing our Needs, Protecting our Future"

26 September to 2 October 2004 in the Columbia River Wetlands, Canada

Awarded Persons:

Barry Whiting, Bob Campsall

 Field trip with a solar powered boat.

8th Living Lakes Conference

"Climate Change and Governance" – Managing Impacts on Lakes

7 to 12 September 2003 in England

Awarded Persons:

George Batchelor, Barry Brooks, Dr. Martin George, Richard Southwood

 Keynotespeaker of the 7th Living Lakes Conference: Prof. Klaus Töpfer, UNEP-Director

7th Living Lakes Conference

"Implementation of Agenda 21 in Lake Regions"

20 to 25 August 2002 at Lake St. Lucia in South Africa

Awarded Persons and Organisations:

Dr. Noly Zaloumis, Beki Nomandla, The Bateleurs

 Lake Baikal, Russia

6th Living Lakes Conference

"Tradition and Water Quality in Lake Regions"

30 July to 3 August 2001 at Lake Baikal in Russia

 Kuniumatsu-san, governor of the Shiga Prefecture, opened the Conference in Japan.

5th Living Lakes Conference

"Biodiversity and Environmental Education in Lake Regions"

10 to 14 November 2000 at Lake Biwa in Japan

 GNF Honorary President Prof. Dr. Gerhard Thielcke is awarding Anke Biedenkapp the Best Conservation Practice Award.

4th Living Lakes Conference

"From Confrontation to Cooperation"

June 2000 on the EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany

Awarded Persons:

Anke Biedenkapp, John Ripley Forbes

 Gerhard Thielcke with Credo Mutwa, a spiritual leader of the Zulu and his wife.

3rd Living Lakes Conference

"Restoring Streams and Lakes - Revitalizing Communities"

October 1999 at Mono Lake, California, USA

Awarded Persons:

Credo Mutwa, Jim Fowler, Marc Del Piero, Phil Isenberg, Andrea Lawrence, Rick Lehmann, Lou Thompson


Presentation of Dr. Sabine Tandela from Lever Fabergé.


2nd Living Lakes Conference

"Recreation and Restoration"

May 1999 at Langenargen, Lake Constance, Germany


Living Lakes delegates at Lake St. Lucia


First Living Lakes Conference

"Tourism and Nature Conservation"

November 1998 at Lake St. Lucia, South Africa

Awarded Persons and Organisations:

Isaac Thembe, Khulani Mkhize, Conservation Department of the Shamwari Game Reserve, Lawrence Anthony