Jaipur to host 12th World Lake Conference

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New Delhi, Oct 25 (UNI) The capital of the desert state of Rajasthan, Jaipur, will host the 12th World Lake Conference -- TAAL 2007 -- with ''Conserving Lakes and Wetlands for Future'' as its central theme.

To be held during October 28-November 2, the five-day conference will provide a unique platform for interaction between scientists, researchers, technologists and policy makers from different parts of the world.

The conference, to be hosted by the Environment and Forests Ministry with support from the Rajasthan Government, comprises many plenary lectures, technical sessions, keynote addresses on various sectional things by eminent scientists, oral presentations, poster sessions and working group discussions, together with a programme on socio-cultural events.

The five major themes of the conference are: Science and Lakes; Conservation and Management; Special Group of Lakes; Socio-Economic Aspects and Special Sessions.

A wide range of aspects will be covered in various sessions.

These are bio-diversity and conservation, lake catchments, lake eco-system process, invasive species and wind control, lake wetlands and climate change, fisheries, bio-remediation and bio-manipulation, Lake Littoral Zone Management, hydrology and eco-hydrology and legal as well regulatory frameworks.

A biennial event, these conferences are organised under the aegis of the International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC), Japan since 1985.

Participants from Russia, Australia, Austria, The Netherlands, China, Denmark, Zimbabwe, Italy, Canada, the US, Philippines, the Czech Republic, Poland and Japan will attend the conference.

UNI

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