Tuesday, November 08, 2005
World Lake Conference
The 11th World Lake Conference was held in Nairobi from October 31st to November 4th 2005, with the theme, Management of Lake Basins for their Sustainable Use: Global Experience and African Issues. The conference, a biennial event, was organized by the International Lake Environment Committee (ILEC) and the Kenyan Ministry of Water Resources Management and Development. The conference saw the launch of the United Nations Environment Programme's Atlas of African Lakes, a publication that compares and contrasts satellite images of the past few decades with contemporary ones to show changes taking place in African catchments and wetlands.