gLake basin governanceh is a concept created to facilitate the sustainable conservation and use of the various resource values of the entire lake basin, the effective management of which must take into account the natural hydrostatic (lentic) features (long residence time; integrating nature; complex response dynamics) particular to lakes. In other words, managing lentic waterbodies such as lakes, reservoirs, wetlands, ponds, etc., together with their basins, the conventional approach in which the government plays a dominant role, must be modified to an approach based more on formal and informal social communication and collaboration mechanisms, such as partnerships and networks. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to analyze actual case studies of development and sustenance of lake basin governance efforts in countries where various actions have previously been implemented to address lake-related problems. The analytical results of such studies must be incorporated into the general-purpose knowledge base, as well as being reflected in global lake basin management efforts.
Shiga University Ishiyama Campus / Laboratory of the Research Center for Sustainability and Environment Review Meeting in Fiscal Year 2008 Offshore of Onoe Port in Northern Lake Biwa
 
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