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Lake Malawi/Nyasa - Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (605 KB)

Lake Malawi/Nyasa (Figure 1) is the ninth largest, and third deepest, freshwater lake on Earth (Bootsma and Hecky 2003). In addition to its great size, it is distinguished by being home to a greater diversity of fish species than any other lake, the majority being endemic (Fryer and Iles 1972; Ribbink et al. 1983). As a result of these two qualities—its great size and biodiversity—the lake is recognized as part of the global heritage. At a time when both the quantity and quality of freshwater are becoming issues of concern in many parts of the world, the value of a lake that contains nearly 7% of the Earth’s available surface freshwater is becoming increasingly obvious. Main_LBMI_report--http://www.iwlearn.net/publications/ll/lbmi_main_report_2005.pdf/view Original_LBMI_website--http://www.ilec.or.jp/eg/lbmi/index.htm

1665: Towards a Lake Basin Management Initiative and a Contribution to the Third World Water Forum: Sharing Experiences and Early Lessons in GEF and non-GEF Lake Basin Management Projects

30 Nov 2010 by iwlearn

Lake Malawi/Nyasa - Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (605 KB).pdf

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