The concept of Integrated Lake Basin Management — which forms the core framework for the training course — is explained in an easy-to-understand manner in several documents.For example, a reader looking for a quick overview should browse through Report 1 below, entitled "Integrated Lake Basin Management:Threats to world lakes" or the Presentation on ILBM (presented at the 12th World Lake Conference by Prof.Masahisa Nakamura).A more through but still short introduction can be found in the Additional Materials section below entitled "How Can We Stop Degradation of the World's Lake Environments?" Muhandiki provides a concise overview of the methods used in the World Bank/GEF project "Towards a Lake Basin Management Initiative" that led to the concept of ILBM.


Additional Materials

Summary and Key Messages from “Additional Reports” of the Training Modules for Integrated Lake Basin Management (ILBM)

How Can We Stop Degradation of the World's Lake Environments?


Methodology for Learning Within and Across Lake Basins

Muhandiki, Victor

African Lake Basin Management: Key Issues and Challenges

Olago, Daniel


In your own words, define each of the terms in Integrated Lake Basin Management. Namely, What is integrated? What is a Lake?What is a Basin? What is management? What other terms like ILBM have you every heard/used and how do you think they might be different?Consider at least Integrated River Basin Management (IRBM) and Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).