The ILBM training course and the materials presented here are an ever-evolving product of long collaboration and development between international agencies, experts and lake basin management practitioners in the field.
JICA has been the direct sponsor for the Course as well as the development of these Training Materials. ILEC has been the executing agency in charge of carrying out the Course as well as coordinating the Training Materials development.
The team at ILEC is led by Professor Masahisa Nakamura of Shiga University, Japan. Dr. Nakamura is the former director of the Lake Biwa Research Institute as well as the Project Manager for the GEF-MSP Towards a Lake Basin Management Initiative which resulted in the basis for much of the material here.
Additional contributions have been made by: Thomas Ballatore (content and overall management), Takumi Shiraishi (content development), Toru Ueda (administration), Yoshimi Nishio and Darryl Feldmeyer (design, web) on behalf of ILEC.
Any questions regarding this material should be addressed to ILEC at:
International Lake Environment Committee Foundation
1091 Oroshimo-cho, Kusatsu-shi, Shiga 525-0001, Japan