The 12th World Lake Conference (TAAL - 2007), in the series of conferences held every two years since 1985, under the aegis of the International Lake Environment Committee (ILEC) Foundation, Japan, was organised in Jaipur, Rajasthan, at the invitation of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India, New Delhi in 2007.
CEE conceptualized and developed a publication titled ‘Lakes and Wetlands of Rajasthan’ for the Department of Environment, Rajasthan. The publication presents a pictorial introduction to nearly 45 water bodies from various agro-climatic zones of Rajasthan.
Part - I of the publication contains introduction of wetlands, information about agro-climatic zones of the state, and flora and fauna of the wetlands. Part – II has information about 45 lakes and wetlands with colour photographs. Part – III has a list of about 400 lakes and wetlands, tourism map of Rajasthan and addresses of the tourism offices. The A4 size colour publication has 79 pages. It was released by Ms. Vasundhra Raje, Chief Minister of Rajasthan in presence of Shri Ashok Jain, Principal Secretary, Environment and others. It was distributed to the participants of the TAAL 2007 Conference.