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Integrated aquaculture based on sustainable water recirculating system for the Victoria Lake Basin (VicInAqua)

Objective

VicInAqua will follow an integrated approach in order to develop a sustainable combined sanitation and recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) for wastewater treatment and reuse in agriculture in the Victoria Lake Basin area. In this decentralized integrated treatment system wastewater from households and fish processing industry as well as RAS production water will radically reduce stress on the sensitive ecosystems of the Lake Victoria and will contribute to food and health security. It will be operated fully autonomous powered by renewable energies (PV, biogas). The RAS will particularly produce high quality fingerlings of the local fish species to supply the pond aquaculture of the area with stocking material. The innovative core idea of the project is to develop and test new technologies which enable the integration of sanitation with the aquaculture in a sustainable manner. The core of the project concept is to develop and test a novel self-cleaning water filters which consist of a highly efficient particle filter as well as a membrane bioreactor (MBR) as principal treatment unit within a combined treatment system where the nutrient rich effluent water will be used for agricultural irrigation. the surplus sludge from both filter systems will be co-digested with agricultural waste and local water hyacinth to produce biogas. The overall concept will promote sound approaches to water management for agriculture, taking into consideration broader socio-economic factors and also fomenting job creation and greater gender balance in decision-making. The pursued approach will be perfectly in line with the strategic guidelines of the Rio+20 and the post-2015 development framework.

Call for proposal

H2020-WATER-2015-two-stage
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Coordinator

HOCHSCHULE KARLSRUHE
Address
Moltkestrasse 30
76133 Karlsruhe
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 708 000

Participants (11)

STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Adornostrasse 8
70599 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 225 921,88
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DELLA CALABRIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 253 292,50
Address
Via Pietro Bucci 7/11/B
87036 Arcavacata Di Rende
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 102 796,25
Address
Juja
00200 Nairobi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AQUABIOTECH LIMITED
Malta
EU contribution
€ 487 437,50
Address
Naggar Street Central Complex Targa Gap
MST 1761 Mosta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OXYGUARD INTERNATIONAL AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 304 906,25
Address
Farum Gydevej 64
3520 Farum
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BPE INTERNATIONAL DR HORNIG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 119 667,81
Address
Fohrenstrasse 51
90542 Eckental
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE LIVESTOCK AND FISHERIES
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 148 887,19
Address
Po Box 4031
40103 Kisumu
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 59 412,50
Address
Plot 13 Lugard Avenue
295 Entebbe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION POLICY RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 65 544,37
Address
Chadi Street Makumbusho Kijitonyama
35091 Dar Es Salaam
Activity type
Other
STEINBEIS 2I GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 521 843,75
Address
Kienestrasse 35
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)