GNF - Global Lake Marathon 2021

Global Lake Marathon 2021

24-hour online event
Friday, 26 November 2021


The 24-hour online event on Friday, 26 November 2021, will take you from Asia to Europe and Africa to the Americas with exciting contributions from around the world. A German-language module on "Lakes and Climate Change" took place from 1 pm.


The online marathon was organised by the Hungarian Lake Balaton Development Coordination Agency (LBDCA) with the support of the Global Nature Fund (GNF) and many other Living Lakes partner organisations.


The aim of the marathon is to raise awareness about the diversity of lakes and wetlands and the need for their sustainable management. The 24-hour programme is divided into several event blocks, which were organised by a Living Lakes partner of the respective region.


The recorded sessions are available on YouTube under the respective link:


1:00 - 4:00

Living Lakes Eastern Asia & Australia

Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands  – Amy M. Lecciones


4:00 - 7:00

Living Lakes North and Central Asia (Japan and Russia)

International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC)


7:00 - 10:00 

Living Lakes Southern Asia (India and Sri Lanka)

Nature Environment & Wildlife Society (NEWS) - Ajanta Dey


10:00 - 13:00

Living Lakes Africa

WILDTRUST - Roelie Kloppers


13:00 - 16:00 

Living Lakes Germany & Living Lakes International

Global Nature Fund (GNF)


16:00 - 19:00 Uhr

Living Lakes Europe and & UK

Fundación Global Nature - Eugenio de las Heras


19:00 - 22:00

Living Lakes Latin America & Caribbean

Fundación Humedales - Felipe Valderrama Escallón


22:00 - 1:00 (27 November 2021)

Living Lakes North America and Beyond

Lake Balaton Development Coordination Agency (LBDCA) - Gábor Molnár




The Wilo Foundation and the German Rowing Eight Team support the Living Lakes Network Germany.