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2012

Investigating the suitability of constructed wetlands for the treatment of water for fish farms (Egypt)

Egypte

Titre : Investigating the suitability of constructed wetlands for the treatment of water for fish farms (Egypt)

Fish farms in Egypt produce over 500,000 tons of fish annually and contribute over 50% of the fish consumed by the Egyptian population. Egyptian laws prohibit the use of (relatively clean) irrigation water by fish farms, causing the majority to rely on water from drainage canals.

Pays /Région : Egypte

Début du projet : Jan 1, 2012
Fin du projet : Dec 31, 2013

Présentation
The project investigates the suitability of Constructed Wetlands to remove hazardous compounds from the drainage canal water. The most suitable type of CW for Egyptian fish farm conditions will be selected, and a pilot wetland will be constructed on a fish farm. Based on experiences with CWs in the Netherlands, Egypt and elsewhere the suitability of this technology to treat fish farm water will be assessed, described and spread by means of a seminar among Egyptian fish farmers. The most suitable type of CW for Egyptian fish farm conditions will be selected and a pilot CW will be constructed. The effectiveness of the CW will be tested by means of analysis of water and fish samples, comparing contaminant levels in water and fish from a farm with CW with a farm nearby that relies on the same water source but does not have a CW. The pilot project CW will also serve as a demonstration site for other farmers.

Client (s) : Ministry of Economic affairs

Partenaires : Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation

Wageningen UR

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