Our mission is a simple, but powerful one: to forge partnerships among citizens, scientists, and professionals to foster the management and protection of lakes and reservoirs … for today and tomorrow.

NALMS is not focused on professionals, academic researchers, or any smaller interest group alone; rather, NALMS is a melting pot, welcoming anyone interested in lakes.

NALMS goals are:

  1. To promote the exchange of information on aspects of managing lakes and their watersheds.
  2. To promote public awareness of lake ecosystems.
  3. To encourage public support for promoting management of lakes and their watersheds.
  4. To provide guidance to agencies involved in management activities for lakes and their watersheds.
  5. To boost the professional status of those engaged in managing lakes and their watersheds.
  6. To identify needs and encourage research on lake ecology and watershed management.

Leveraging Experience to Manage Diverse Lakes, Landscapes, and People

NALMS 42nd International Symposium
November 14–17, 2022 • Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Attendee and exhibitor registration will open on Tuesday, July 5th!

Learn More Call for Extended Sessions
  • Location TBA, likely in Hartford, Connecticut or Virginia Beach, Virginia.
  • Call for Abstracts opens in July.
  • Sponsorship information will be available soon.
  • Attendee and exhibitor registration opens end of 2022 / early 2023

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