Living Lakes Network

LIVING LAKES is the partnership promoting voluntary international collaboration among organizations that carry out projects benefiting lakes, wildlife, and people.

Lake Peipsi/Lake Võrtsjärv was accepted as an official double member of the international partnership Living Lakes in 2003.

The Living Lakes network is coordinated by the Global Nature Fund, which aims to protect lakes, wetlands, and freshwater reservoirs on a worldwide basis. 

European Living Lakes Association - ELLA, was established in 2022.  It is European-centered association on the protection of lakes and wetlands, actively promotes, advances and advocates nature conservation, landscape management, climate change mitigation and coastal and flood protection at the European level.


2022 - 16th Living Lakes International Conference was held in the city of Puno (Perú) , December  6- 8,2022;  hosted by the Binational Autonomous Authority of Lake Titicaca (Peru-Bolivia).

2019 - 15th International Living Lakes Conference to be held in Valencia, Spain, 7 - 9 May 2019.
2014- Living Lakes meeting and Conference “Lakes in densely populated regions - Balance between people and nature”; November 18-24, 2014 in Nanchang, China.
2010 13th Living Lakes Conference at Lake Chapala, in Mexico
Press release 02.03.2010 
2008 - 12th Living Lakes conference in Italy near Lake Trasimeno
2006 - Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation gains experiences from Living Lakes Conference in China - October 29 to November 3, 2006
2004 - The Living Lakes Conference 2004; 26 September to 2 October 2004 in the Columbia River Wetlands, Canada
2005 -  Annual Living Lakes Conference in Tagaytay City, Philippines


PROJECT: SLOW TOUR Sustainable Lake Oriented Walking TOURism in Europe