LIPI to discuss future of critical lakes
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The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) has expressed concerns over the fact that as many as 15 lakes across the country have become severely damaged.
In an effort to save those critical lakes, LIPI will organize a national seminar on the mitigation of lake ecosystem destruction.
Held in collaboration with the Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), the seminar will take place at the campus’ International Convention Center in Bogor, West Java, on July 16.
Japanese expert Fukushima Takehiko of Tsukuba University will speak at the seminar, along with Arief Yuwono of the Environment Ministry and Diah Indrajati.
Among the critical lakes are Toba, Maninjau, Singkarak, Kerinci (Sumatra), Rawapening (Central Java), Batur (Bali), Tempe, Poso, Tondano (Sulawesi), Jempang, Sentarum (Kalimantan) and Sentani (Papua).