Global Lake Half Marathon 2024: Sustain our lakes, sustain our future!

Meeting ID: 850 2348 1995

Passcode: 896048

Dear Partners,

We are pleased to inform you that the Lake Balaton Development Coordination Agency (LBDCA) and the Global Nature Fund (GNF), with the support of Living Lakes Partners, organize the Global Lake Marathon, the knowledge-exchange and experience-sharing online event on lakes and wetlands again in April 30, 2024, to which I would like to invite you.

Unlike the former 24-hour long Marathons, this year we are taking only a “half marathon”, meaning that the event will last only 12-hours, starting at 8.00 am until 8.00 pm according to the British Summer Time (UTC+1).

In the framework of the online conference marathon, we would like introduce the diversity of lakes and wetlands in the world, and to draw the attention to the importance of lakes and to the need for their sustainable management. The event provides good opportunity for lakes to present themselves, their area, describe the problems and challenges they face, and share their good experiences and best practices. At the Marathon, the different lakes and lake areas will be presented according to their geographical location. Each session is organised and moderated by a different Living Lakes partner.

Title of the event: Global Lake Half Marathon 2024 – Sustain our lakes, sustain our future!

Date of the event: April 30, 2024 (Tuesday) from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
(British Summer Time UTC+1)

Opportunity to participate in the event: online conference

In order to confirm your place at the event, please be so kind to fill-out the registration form below!

The language of the online conference will be English. The event will be organised on ZOOM platform. You can join the event by clicking on the link below:

Meeting ID: 850 2348 1995

Passcode: 896048

The half marathon offers an exciting journey visiting lakes and wetlands all over the world, in Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America too.

If you are looking for interesting presentations, motivating and interactive discussions, come and join us at the Marathon!


APRIL 30, 2024

Please note that the time is given in the British Summer Time (UTC+1).

A programban az időpontok a brit nyári idő szerint vannak feltüntetve.
Az itthon használt közép-európai idő megadásához kérjük, számoljanak hozzá az időpontokhoz plusz 1 órát.

8:00 – 9:00OPENING OF THE EVENT: Lakes as functional Regions
Moderated by: Dr. Gábor Molnár (LBDCA)
8:00- 8:15Welcome Remarks:
Lake Balaton Development Coordination Agency – LBDCA (Dr. Gábor Molnár), Hungary and Global Nature Fund – GNF (Thomas Schaefer), Germany
8:15 - 8:30 International Lake Environment Committee Foundation – ILEC
(Walter Rast), Texas, USA
HUN-REN Balaton Limnological Research Institute (Viktor Tóth), Hungary
8:45-9:00Discussion / Technical break / videos
9:00–12:00 ASIA & AUSTRALIA
Moderated by: Ajanta Dey (NEWS)
9:00-9:05Welcome Remarks
Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands - SPCW
(Amy Lecciones), Philippines

ecoDevshilt (Shurengerel Sukhbaatar), Mongolia