Seminar: Valorisation of water use in aquaculture using multi trophic systems - the AquaVal project

06.03.2020 09:15
Escola Superior de Biotecnologia | Edifício de Biotecnologia / Biotechnology Building

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06.03.2020 09:15 Seminar: Valorisation of water use in aquaculture using multi trophic systems - the AquaVal project Link: http:///pt/central-eventos/seminar-valorisation-water-use-aquaculture-using-multi-trophic-systems-aquaval

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Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto
   

 

6th March 2020 | 9h15 – 13h30 | Auditorium EBI -100
Faculty of Biotechnology - Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Porto - Portugal

Aquaculture is the fastest growing food-producing sector, now accounting for more than 50% of the world's food fish, and to ensure sustainability, a holistic technology perspective for the sector is on the demand. There is a driving interest in the development of novel technologies, more compact and efficient, for the production of treated water that can be recycled/reused in the facilities.

In many regions of Europe, the effects of climate change are making the access to water more complicated, and the illegal use of water contribute to the depletion of water resources available for aquaculture. In general, expansion in most aquaculture sectors is offset by lack of space and water supplies, and concerns about waste outputs or other potential impacts. Future supply options and market sourcing decisions will be dominated by drivers associated with energy, carbon footprint, resource use and environment protection according to EU’s Blue Growth Strategy. To ensure sustainability, a holistic technology perspective for the sector is on the demand. Aquaculture related activities impact the ecosystems, being the high use of water and wastewater discharge drawbacks for the accomplishment of the purpose of environmental sustainability. There is a driving interest in the development of novel technologies, more compact and efficient, for the production of treated water that can be recycled/reused in the facilities.

This seminar aims at presenting the basics of the technological solutions, based on bacteria, microalgae and/or bivalves, proposed in the AquaVal project to obtain water for recycling and reuse in freshwater aquaculture farms from the treatment of their effluents.

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Friday, 6 March 2020
09:15 - 9:30Welcome
Isabel Vasconcelos
Director of Faculty of Biotechnology, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Paula Castro
Coordinator of the AquaVal project

09:30 - 10:00Freshwater Aquaculture – Challenges for sustainability
Fernando Gonçalves | Associação Portuguesa de Aquacultores
10:00 - 10:45Polyculture and its link to the microbial loop in food production
Peter Bossier | University of Ghent
10:45 - 11:15Coffee break
11:15 - 11:30The AquaVal Project – Approach
Paula Castro | Universidade Católica Portuguesa
11.30 - 12.00Granular technology for aquaculture water treatment
Anuska Mosquera | Universidade Santiago Compostela
Catarina Amorim | Universidade Católica Portuguesa
12:00 - 12:15Freshwater bivalve farming and integration with water reuse systems
Benedetto Sicuro | Torino University
12:15 - 12:45Integration of AquaVal approach in the aquaculture farm Grupo Tres Mares
Luz Arregui | Grupo Tres Mares
12:45 - 13:15Roundtable on challenges and opportunities
With all participants on board.
13:15 - 14:30Lunch and Networking