16 Conferences in 13 different countries

The International Living Lakes Conference has travelled the world for 25 years, sharing knowledge, technology and countless projects to protect lakes and wetlands. South Africa, Germany, USA, Japan, Russia, UK, Canada, Philippines, China, Italy, Mexico, Spain and Peru are the countries that have so far hosted this prestigious Living Lakes global conference.

 

Since the first conference in Lake St. Lucia, South Africa, in November 1998, the Living Lakes Network unites environmental organisations striving for the protection of lakes and wetlands worldwide. Starting with four partners, the network today consists of 109 partner lakes represented by member organisations from all over the world. It created a platform for raising awareness, exchanging ideas and advice and initiating common projects. The Living Lakes Network has tackled many challenges, grown together and developed a mutual trust over the years. The 25 years of the network is a reason to celebrate the success story of Living Lakes, to pass in review and forging out plans for the future.

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Conferences over the years

WINTER 2026-2027

UPCOMING CONFERENCE

Kolkata, INDIA

2022

16th Living Lakes International Conference

Lake Titicaca, PERU

2019

15th Living Lakes International Conference

Lake Albufera, SPAIN

2014

14th Living Lakes International Conference

Nanchang Lake, CHINA

2010

13th Living Lakes International Conference

Lake Chapala, MEXICO

2008

12th Living Lakes International Conference

Lake Trasimeno, ITALY

2006

11th Living Lakes International Conference

Poyang Lake, CHINA

2005

10th Living Lakes International Conference

Laguna de Bay, PHIPLIPPINES

2004

9th Living Lakes International Conference

Columbia River Wetlands, CANADA

2003

8th Living Lakes International Conference

Norwich Lake, UNITED KINGDOM

2002

7th Living Lakes International Conference

Lake St. Lucia, SOUTH AFRICA

2001

6th Living Lakes International Conference

Lake Baikal, RUSSIA

2000

5th Living Lakes International Conference

Lake Biwa, JAPAN

4th Living Lakes International Conference

Hannover, GERMANY

1999

3rd Living Lakes International Conference

Mono Lake, U.S.A

2nd Living Lakes International Conference

Lake Constance, GERMANY

1998

1stth Living Lakes International Conference

Lake St. Lucia, SOUTH AFRICA