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Lake Biwa: Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (712 KB)

This brief outlines the major management issues for Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan. The lake and its watershed communities have enjoyed a common history for thousands of years, fostering a unique lake culture in the surrounding area. The birth of the lake can be traced back to some four million years ago. As one of few ancient lakes in the world, it embraces a rich ecosystem, with fifty-seven endemic species being recorded. 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 Biwa: Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (712 KB).pdf

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