Lahti Lakes 2021 will take place as an online symposium on 7-9. June 2021. We aim to continue the lively debate about future challenges in the field of lake restoration, such as the impacts of environmental change and economic development on lake systems. The symposium will be organized by the University of Helsinki, Lake Vesijärvi Foundation, and the SIL working group on Lake Restoration. It also forms part of the official Lahti European Green Capital 2021 events.
Main themes of Lahti Lakes 2021 The meeting is focused on sustainable lake restoration and features presentations within a broad range of relevant themes, including:
- Human impacts on lake biogeochemical cycles and foodwebs
- Biomanipulation approaches to lake restoration
- Physical and chemical in-lake restoration methods and controls on their success
- Restoration methods focused on catchment areas
- Impacts of future challenges such as population growth and climate change
Status of the symposium program We received over 50 abstracts and nearly 100 pre-registrations from researchers and water management professionals from over 15 countries worldwide. The symposium will feature both oral and poster presentations, and we aim to maximize possibilities for interaction during all sessions through the online platform. Please see the blog for the abstract book and link to the online platform, where the complete schedule is given.
All pre-registered participants will receive information about paying the symposium fee of €100 and creating a profile for the online platform before the end of May 2021. If you did not pre-register but wish to attend the symposium as a non-presenting participant, please email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. Undergraduate students may attend for free, but should email email@example.com in advance of the symposium.
Participants of Lahti Lakes 2018 in the Sibelius Hall, 5.6.2018