On 15-17 September 2017 the International Water Forum will be held in Irkutsk.
The Forum is organized under auspices of the Year of Ecology and the Year of Especially Protected Natural Territories. Technologies and the ways of decision of Baikal problems will be under consideration. The following issues will be discussed: treating wastewater, tourism infrastructure, and burden on Lake Baikal ecosystem under conditions of the increasing anthropogenic load and tourist activities.
Protection of Baikal
Key measures for the protection of Lake Baikal, made in 2012 from the budgets of subjects of the Federation, located on the BNTMore
In Russia in 2017, which is declared the Year of Ecology, the cleaning of Lake Baikal will begin
The state report "On the state of Lake Baikal and measures for its protection in 2015" was published on the website "Ecological monitoring of Lake Baikal"
The actress Uma Thurman’s father, Robert Thurman, came to attend the Buddhism in a Changing World conference in Ulan-Ude and said he would like to swim in the cool waters of Lake Baikal, which he holds in high regard.
Chinese citizens will get drinking water from Baikal. Tens of thousands of families in Beijing have already started to use it for drinking, cooking, reconstituting infant formulas and other needs.