The Lake and Its People:

Responsible Stewardship by Lake Communities
Sustainable Development of Densely Populated Lake Regions

The conference theme was centered on the interaction between the lake and its people and was focused on how communities in densely populated lake regions seek a balance between complex resource uses and sustainable development.

The Living Lakes Conference 2005 explored the role that communities play as responsible stewards of lake ecosystems in densely populated areas. The conference theme was addressed in relation to lakes and wetlands, in particular from the Living Lakes network, with the objective of developing strategies, tools and focused guidance in sound lake stewardship that are based on shared experiences and best practice.

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Living Lakes Conference 2005
15 – 19 May 2005
Taal Vista Hotel
Tagaytay City, Philippines

More Highlights of the Event. . . . 


Awarding of the Best Conservation Practice Award
Recipient: Federation of River Basin Councils in the Laguna de Bay Region

Federation of River Basin Councils in the Laguna de Bay Region awarded with Best Conservation Practice Award

Guided Field Trips

  • 15 May 2005

Ayala Greenfields in the Municipality of Calamba for briefing and viewing of Laguna de Bay

Attendance to the Pahiyas Festival at the Municipality of Lucban

Meeting Mayor Moises Villaseñor of the Municipality of Lucban
  • 16 May 2005

Boat trip on Laguna de Bay from the Municipality of Calamba to the Municipality of Tanay

Meeting with the Federation of River Basin Councils

Trip to Light Industry and Science Park of the Philippines in the Municipality of Cabuyao

Recognition of Partners for the Eco-Index Resource Recovery Event


  • 17 May 2005, Dinner and Cultural Event at Tagaytay Highlands – Welcome Party
    (Hosted byLaguna Lake Development Authority)


  • 19 May 2005, Dinner and Evening Entertainment  – Farewell Party
    (Hosted by Unilever Philippines)


Living Lakes Annual General Meeting (19 May 2005 )
For Living Lakes Network Members’ delegates


Conference Organizers

The Living Lakes Conference 2005 was hosted by the Global Nature Fund and the Conservation of Laguna de Bay’s Environment and Resources (CLEAR), the tripartite partnership of Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA), Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc. (SCPW), and Unilever Philippines (ULP).

Headquartered at Lake Constance, Germany, the GNF is an independent, international non-profit foundation for the protection of the environment and nature. The Living Lakes partnership was launched by GNF in 1998.


In 2001, the CLEAR was organized primarily to spearhead lake conservation awareness campaigns among key stakeholders to draw support towards a unified effort to conserve the Lake and its resources. (more about CLEAR >>)



Local and International Partners

Ayala Greenfields


Municipality of Lucban

Municipality of Tanay