2013 : Discussion with Dr. Adelina from Philippines at Limnology Seminar held by The Indonesian Society of Limnology. In this forum, the idea initiated was to form ASEAN Freshwater forum.
2014 : Prof Mashhor (USM, Malaysia), supported this idea and suggested to launch the organization in WLC (World Lake Conference) 2016 (Bali – Indonesia)
2015 : ILEC, Japan as the supervisor for WLC (World Lake Conference) 2016, endorsed the concept.
November 9, 2016 : Southeast Asian Limnological Network was formed and introduced in WLC (World Lake Conference) 2016.
As of 2018, we have a total of 37 international members