Institute for Environmental Solutions is hosting the first international summer school on lake ecology and management in Latvia. It is aimed at transdisciplinary approach towards lake research and sustainable management.
The summer school is addressed to master and PhD students who are interested in life sciences, engineering, forestry and agriculture. The participants will obtain information and practical skills on collecting scientific information of lake ecosystem and developing recommendations for sustainable lake management in cooperation with various stakeholders - researchers, entrepreneurs, municipality, local community and others.
Lake Ungurs has been selected as the pilot territory. The lake is located in the Gauja National Park that includes a number of protected surface and underwater habitats. Thanks to its geographical location - next to roads of national impoartance and several towns, it has become a popular tourist area, as well as attractive territory for agricultural activities. The municipality, local community members and Institute for Environmental Solutions has made an agreement to develop a lake management plan. During the summer school, the students will take part in developing reommendations for sustainable management of Lake Ungurs.
The summer school is supported by European Regional Developmend Fund, Interreg Central Baltic Programme, Cēsis municiplaity, University of Latvia, Riga Technical University and a/s “RIX Technologies”.