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Selected contributions from the 1st WATERBIOTECH conference, 9-11 October 2012, Cairo, Egypt
In issue 14 of Sustainable Sanitation Practice (SSP) we publish „Selected contributions from the 1st WATERBIOTECHconference“. The 1st WATERBIOTECH conference was held from 9-11 October 2012 in Cairo, Egypt.
WATERBIOTECH („Biotechnology for Africa‘s sustainable water supply“) is a coordination and support action (Contract No. 265972‐KBBE; duration: 1.08.2011 – 31.01.2013) funded within the Africa call of the EU 7th Framework Programme.
The action is coordinated by ttz-Bremerhaven (Germany) and has in total 17 partners from 6 European countries (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom) and 8 African and Arab countries (Algeria, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia).
More information on WATERBIOTECH can be found on the project website http://www.waterbiotech.eu/.
The first 5 contributions in this issue have been presented at the conference and are directly related to WATERBIOTECH:
1. A general overview of the WATERBIOTECH project
2. An overview on biotechnologies for wastewater treatment in Morocco
3. An overview on current water reuse practices in Egypt
4. Results from a survey from WATERBIOTECH on wastewater treatment practices in Africa
5. Requirements for biotechnologies in Africa which are derived from the survey results
The 3 remaining papers show case studies presented at the conference:
6. A case study on aquifer recharge by treated wastewaters from Tunisia
7. A summary of the results from the PURATREAT project
8. Design considerations for constructed wetlands for hot and dry climates
'Biotechnology for Africa’s sustainable water supply'. Authors:Sana Arousse, Gerhard Schories
'Water and wastewater management in Morocco: Biotechnologies application'. Authors: Laila Mandi, Naaila Ouazzani
'Overview on water reuse in Egypt: Present and Future' Authors: Hussein I. Abdel-Shafy, Mona S.M. Mansour
'Wastewater treatment practices in Africa - Experiences from seven countries' Authors: Josiane Nikiema, Alberto Figoli, Norbert Weissenbacher, Günter Langergraber, Benoit Marrot, Philippe Moulin
'What do we require from water biotechnologies in Africa?' Authors: Norbert Weissenbacher, Josiane Nikiema, Marianna Garfi, Alberto Figoli
'Aquifer Recharge by Treated Wastewaters: Korba case study (Tunisia)' Authors: Semia Cherif, Foued El Ayni, Amel Jrad, Malika Trabelsi-Ayadi
'Application of Membrane Bioreactor technology for urban wastewater treatment in Tunisia: Focus on treated water quality' Authors: Mouna Jraou, Firas Feki, Tom Arnot, George Skouteris, Gerhard Schories, Sami Sayadi
'Design considerations for constructed wetlands in dry and hot countries' Author: Fabio Masi
Muellegger, E., Langergraber, G., Lechner, M. (eds.)
Sustainable Sanitation Practice (SSP), Issue 12. EcoSan Club, Austria
Muellegger, E., Langergraber, G., Lechner, M. (eds.) (2013). Selected contributions from the 1st WATERBIOTECH conference, 9-11 October 2012, Cairo, Egypt. Sustainable Sanitation Practice (SSP), Issue 12. EcoSan Club, Austria.