World Lake Database: International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC)
The International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC) (www.ilec.or.jp) was established in 1986. Since then ILEC has collected, in a systematic manner, environmental and socioeconomic data of important (significant for human beings) lakes and reservoirs worldwide. Accordingly, the World Lake Database was constructed.
The World Lake Database
Currently the World Lake Database holds more than 500 lakes from 73 countries. The database was established in cooperation with UNEP.
Lake water quality
Deterioration of lake environment and hazards
Lake improvement works
Legislative and institutional measures for upgrading lake environment
Sources of data
A report of each lake providing the above categories can...