Integrated Lake Basin Management (ILBM) is an approach for achieving sustainable management of lakes and reservoirs through gradual, continuous and holistic improvement of basin governance, including sustained efforts for integration of institutional responsibilities, policy directions, stakeholder participation, scientific and traditional knowledge, technological possibilities, and funding prospects and constraints. Dr. Nakamura will discuss the conceptual framework of ILBM, possible application schemes, and some lessons learned over the past decade, as well as the issues and challenges of facing select cases in developing and developed countries, and implications for the global water debate.


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The Japanese Consulate is hosting a viewing of the Japanese film Departures (winner of the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film; in Japanese known as おくりびと) on January 12 at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. You can read more about the film and the time/location here: The event is free and open to the public. Please spread the word!

The Consulate General of Japan in Miami is bringing in an origami specialist who will be doing presentations at local schools. They need an interpreter available to help on the following days in the following locations:

  • January 30, 9:30-11:30 (Palmetto High School); 1:00-5:00*  (FIU)
  • January 31, 9:00-11:00 (Western High School); 1:00 – 3:00 (Nova University)

Interpreter must be fluent in both English and Japanese (at least roughly level JLPT N2). Please send email to if interested with your hourly rate.


Feel free to pass on to interested parties.