This website contains the training materials used in the Integrated Lake Basin Management Training Course.This "ILBM Training Course" is sponsored by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and is being executed by the International Lake Environment Committee (ILEC) Foundation.

Here you will find training modules on various topics related to ILBM and ILLBM. Each of these modules contain three main parts:

  • A written report and presentation on the given topic.
  • Additional reports and presentations on additional topics related to the main topic.
  • Some short, self-study questions.

The modules are based on the book "Managing Lakes and Their Basins for Sustainable Use: A Report of Lake Basin Managers and Stakeholders" and Appendix, published in 2005 by ILEC as the final output of the Lake Basin Management Initiative, a cooperative program among various
international organizations including ILEC, the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility, UNEP, UNDP,Ramsar and Shiga Prefectural Government. For an in-depth description of the methods used in the LBMI project,please see "Methodology for Learning Within and Across Lake Basins: The Lake Basin Management Initiative Approach."

The online modules are written in a user-friendly manner and we hope that they will help not just the trainees of the JICA/ILEC Course on Integrated Lake Basin Management Training Course but anyone else interested in promoting sustainable lake basin management.

We hope you find this site useful and welcome feedback and questions! Please direct any correspondence to ILEC at infoilec"at"ilec.or.jp("at"=@)