16. Living Lakes Conference
 

16th International Living Lakes Conference

„Lakes: Source of life and a shared responsibility of public and private organizations”

Date: 6th - 8th of December 2022
Location: Live at Lago Titicaca and online
Language:   English, Spanish

Motto:

 

Biodiversity and ecosystem services in lakes and wetlands:
Impact of climate change, mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Organizer:

 

Binational Autonomous Authority of the Lake Titicaca Water System, River Desaguadero, Lake Poopó and Salar de Coipasa (ALT) and Global Nature Fund

To the event:

Living Lakes Conference 2022
 

About 200 lake conservationists, political decision makers and company representatives from more than 40 countries will again exchange ideas on current challenges and solutions for the protection of lakes and wetlands during the 16th International Living Lakes Conference at Lake Titicaca.

 

Background

Since its foundation in 1998, the Living Lakes Network unites organisations that protect lakes and wetlands worldwide. Starting with four lake partners, the network today has over 130 members, NGOs and public and private organisations. Living Lakes is an international platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences and the implementation of concrete joint projects. Living Lakes is committed to the sustainable management of lakes and wetlands and is based on mutual trust that has grown over the years.

 

Why at Lake Titicaca?

The basin of Lake Titicaca is an indivisible condominium, shared by the two riparian countries Peru and Bolivia. Living Lakes makes Lake Titicaca an active part of the Living Lakes Network.

 

Facts about Lake Titicaca

  • Area of 8,400m2
  • At an altitude of 3,809m above sea level with a maximum depth of 280m  
  • RAMSAR-Area
  • Ecosystem services for more than 2 million people 
  • Many endemic species, such as the giant Titicaca frog (Telmatobius culeus)
  • Lake Titicaca, 3 mio years old, is the birthplace of numerous Andean cultures such as the Pucaras, Tiahuanacoras and Incas
  • For several decades, Lake Titicaca has suffered serious problems in some areas due to urban pollution of its tributaries and over-exploitation of fish stocks

 

Why should you participate?

 

Participants can benefit from new ideas and contacts, learn about other cultures and traditions, and return with motivation and inspiration to continue their valuable work to protect the lakes.

 

Objectives of the conference

Support and motivate cooperation between national organizations and private organizations and institutions for better protection and restoration of lakes and wetlands. To share experiences on the status of management and strategic alliances in the conservation, protection and restoration of lakes and wetlands. Analyze models of collaboration among public and private organizations, civil society, and academia on lake and wetland protection, conservation, and restoration. Focus on the problem of lake and wetland eutrophication and how to effectively address this challenge.

 

 Blick auf den Titicaca (Photo: GNF)
 La Paz (Photo: GNF)
 Titicaca Grebe (Photo: GNF)
 Condor (Photo: GNF)
 Landscape Titicaca (Photo GNF)
 Landscape Titicaca (Photo GNF)
 Gruppenfoto der 15. Living Lakes Konferenz in Valencia
 
 
 Living Lakes - Goals 2019 - 2025

Review of the 15th Living Lakes Conference - Action Plan

The members of the Living Lakes Network agreed on an action plan for the coming years at the 15th conference. More than 280 goals set by the partners for the period between 2019 and 2025 show the diverse knowledge and willingness of the partners to contribute to solving the burning problems. 

In the new publication Living Lakes Achievements and Goals 2019 – 2025 members look back at the last few years of successful lake and wetland conservation and set new goals for the future.