Science to Stewardship: Balancing Economic Growth and Lake Sustainability

There may be no locale more appropriate to host a discussion on the impact of development on natural spaces than Banff National Park, Alberta. Established in 1885, Banff is Canada’s first national park. Hosting millions of visitors annually, Banff exemplifies the need for a sustainable balance between economic development and conservation. Canada has undergone significant landscape change during the last hundred years. Intact ecosystems have been altered by rapid population growth and a thriving natural resource-based economy. However, there is a strong desire to improve lake management. Your hosts, the Alberta Lake Management Society and Living Lakes Canada invite you to join us at the 2016 NALMS Symposium to help us celebrate, explore the area, and engage in discussions about science, stewardship and finding a balance between the environment, economy and social goals in lake management.

The 2016 NALMS Symposium will be at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, the same venue as the 1998 NALMS Symposium. Attendees and their guests will again enjoy the vast natural splendour of the region and time spent at the historic “Castle in the Rockies.” They will have the opportunity to participate in field tours, a hot springs night, shopping, museums and other attractions in the picturesque town site, only a short walk from the conference venue. There is a wide range of other activities in the region including late season hiking, sightseeing and films at the International Banff Mountain Film Festival (October 29 – November 6, 2016).

Host Affiliate

Alberta Lake Management Society


Download the symposium program. (PDF)


NALMS and the 36th International Symposium Host Committee would like to thank the following for their generous support and assistance in ensuring the success of our program:

Leading Sponsor

University of Alberta Faculty of Science

Supporting Sponsor

Alberta Environment and Parks

Sustaining Sponsors

Contributing Sponsors



NALMS and the 36th International Symposium Host Committee would like to thank our exhibitors for their contribution to the success of our program: