ABAWARE - Advanced biotechnology for intensive – freshwater aquaculture wastewater reuse

Aquaculture is currently estimated to be the fastest-growing area of food production in the world. Although aquaculture can provide an important food source, these types of farms must be developed in a responsible and sustainable way. The rapid growth of intensive aquaculture systems has already caused important damage affecting both the environment and human health. The surrounding waters are affected by the chaotic algae growth generated by the high quantity of discharged pollutants (organic matters, P and N compounds etc.). This water pollution in some cases can prove deadly for certain aquatic species and indirectly constitute a danger to human population, who end up eating contaminated fishes and uses an inadequate quality water. More

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Maintainer Fiona Walsh
Last Updated March 20, 2019, 14:47 (UTC)
Created November 21, 2018, 10:00 (UTC)
Acronym ABAWARE
Project Coordinator Henning Sorum
Partner 1 Jana Pickova - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - Sweden
Partner 2 Corina Moga - DFR Systems SLR - Romania
Partner 3 Ioan Ardelean - Romanian Academy - Romania
Partner 4 Nicolae Craciun - University of Bucharest - Romania
Partner 5 Fiona Walsh - Maynooth University - Ireland
Partner 6 Marko Virta - University of Helsinki - Finland
Partner 7 Thomas Berendonk - Technical University Dresden - Germany
Funder European Commission, Water JPI, WaterWorks2015