World Lake Database

ILEC’s (International Lake Environment Committee Foundation) World Lake Database available at

Since the International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC) was established in 1986, we have collected environmental and socio-economic data of important (significant for human beings) lakes and reservoirs around the world. World Lake Database was constructed to provide these data of lakes and reservoirs.

The database currently holds data for more than 500 lakes from 73 countries in World Lake Database. These data mainly consists of result of a data collection project entitled "Survey of the State of World Lakes" in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

More information on this dataset can be found in the Freshwater Metadatabase - BFE_18 (

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated June 23, 2017, 14:50 (UTC)
Created June 23, 2017, 14:50 (UTC)
Access constraints no limitations
Dataset language eng
Dataset reference date 2016-01-01
Dataset reference type publication
Guid BFE_18
Licence no conditions apply
Metadata date 2013-11-14
Metadata language eng
Resource type dataset
Spatial harvester true
Topic category biota, environment, inlandWaters
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harvest_source_title fip-mdb