To manage lake basins effectively,
the meaning of lake basin governance must be well understood by basin
stakeholders. The Lake Briefs to be prepared by the LTPs, together
with information contained in existing reports on lake basin management
experiences and lessons learned, and in the World Lake Database,
will help increase understanding of the meaning of lake basin governance,
thereby helping meet its challenges.
Wide-ranging sources of quantitative and qualitative information need
to be integrated into various forms of knowledge base, each serving
for its specific purpose. Two approaches are currently being pursued.
One is the development
of the ILBM Training Module, as introduced in Box 2. The other is development
of the interactive information search and display system called gLearning
Acceleration and Knowledge Enhancement Systemh (LAKES). LAKES has been
refined over several years, in cooperation with the Research Institute
for Humanity and Nature.