Tuesday , 21 May 2019

SEAFDEC/AQD for lake conference in Perugia

By Development Communication Section

SEAFDEC/AQD was represented by scientist Dr. Maria Lourdes Aralar during the 15th World Lake Conference (WLC) with the theme “Lakes: Mirrors of the Earth (Balancing Ecosystem Integrity and Human Well-being) held at the University of Perugia in Italy from 31 August to 7 September.

The conference was kicked-off by a plenary lecture by UNESCO-IHE and Governor of World Council Dr. Andras Szollosi-Nagy entitled “Water: The Key to Sustainable Development – The Challenge of the Century?” wherein he discussed how water-related challenges have been tackled globally. University of Genova’s Prof. Giovanni Seminara also have a keynote lecture. There were parallel lectures on various themes such as water quality & pollution control, chemical & physical processes, harmful algal blooms and lake basin management. Dr. Aralar presented her paper on “Fish biodiversity and incidence of invasive fish species in an aquaculture and non-aquaculture sites in Laguna de Bay, Philippines” which was included in a parallel session on lake ecosystem & biodiversity assessment and conservation.

The participants also went on a technical tour to Lake Trasimeno, the fourth largest lake (in terms on surface area) in Italy. There’s a freshwater fish breeding center that breeds trouts, carps and other species.

WLC is a biennal international conference organized by the International Lake Environment Committee based in Japan. This year’s conference was co-organized by the Umbria Scientific Meeting Association.

15th World Lake Conference opening ceremonies at the Rectory Hall of the University of Perugia; (inset) Dr. Andras Zöllösi-Nagy of UNESCO-IHE
Fifteenth World Lake Conference opening ceremonies at the Rectory Hall of the University of Perugia; (inset) Dr. Andras Zöllösi-Nagy of UNESCO-IHE
View of Lake Trasimeno; (inset) polytanks at the Lake Trasimeno fish breeding center
View of Lake Trasimeno; (inset) polytanks at the Lake Trasimeno fish breeding center
Dr. Aralar during her presentation in one of the parallel sessions
Dr. Aralar during her presentation in one of the parallel sessions
Dr. Aralar (left) with participants from Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Malaysia and Indonesia
Dr. Aralar (left) with participants from Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Malaysia and Indonesia

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