It began with the Shiga Conference on Conservation and Management of World Lake Environment in 1984, known as LECS'84, which was held at Lake Biwa, Japan with the objective of contribution and promotion of scientific studies in the global management of lake basins.

The Conference is recognized worldwide as a platform for participants, from diverse areas, to exchange views and experiences on the sustainable management of lakes and their basins.

The conferences have been held in the United States, Hungary, China, Italy, Argentina, Denmark, Kenya, India, Indonesia and Japan on a biannual basis.

At the 17th World Lake Conference held in Ibaraki in 2018, there were around 5,500 participants; 1,300 students and 1,000 foreigners participated in the conference and 43,000 in the related site events.

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