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VicInAqua is a medium-scale focused research project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689427.
11 partners from 7 European and African countries aims at developing an integrated approach for water management by providing an integral, sustainable, innovative, cost effective and robust solution for water sanitation combined with the demand for clean water in aquaculture and irrigation in the Lake Victoria basin.


Project Newsletters

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April 2018


April 2019


May 2019

August 2017


October 2018


Talking to: Prof. Dr. Jan Hoinkis, HsKA (Germany)

How the idea of VicInAqua was born and what will be our main challenges – An Interview with VicInAqua's Coordinator

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Talking to: Ms. Susan Clare Adhiambo, DALF (Kenya)

Susan explains what convinced DALF to get involved as project partner in VicInAqua and what benefits they expect from it

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Talking to: Ms. Lanta Daniel, STIPRO (Tanzania)

What is there in VicInAqua for a research and innovation organisation of Tanzania and how will they contribute to more sustainability in water and food production in the country?

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Talking to: Ms. Pauline Nakyewa, NARO (Uganda)

Bringing in aquaculture and field expertise from Uganda to understand and unveil the perceptions, potential and economic viability of MBR and RAS technologies within Lake Victoria Basin

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Talking to: Prof. Bartolo Gabriele, UNICAL (Italy)

How do an Italian expert in organic chemistry and his research group contribute to VicInAqua's success? Find out more about what motivates partner UNICAL to take part in the project

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Talking to: Poul Rosendorf, OxyGuard International A/S (Denmark)

Contributing expertise in monitoring and control equipment for aquaculture and extensive knowledge of RAS technology: Poul Rosendorf talks about OxyGuard's role in VicInAqua and the company's plans for Africa.

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Talking to: Ms Kyra Hoevenaars, ABTG (Malta)

In addition to designing, installing and constructing the RAS, ABTG also played a major role in capacity building activities. Find out more about their involvement in VicInAqua and the good practices learnt from the project!

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Voices on VicInAqua

Further members of the VicInAqua partner institutions have put a lot of effort and passion into the project. Read the statements of some of them to find out what makes the project work so rewarding!

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Video: PB Membrane in action!

The core idea of VicInAqua is to develop, test and integrate novel technologies to enable the supply of clean water through a single wastewater treatment solution. An essential part needed to achieve this goal constitutes the PBM of the self-cleaning membrane bioreactor (MBR).

Partner ITM-CNR (Institute of Membrane Technology, Italy) was responsible for the creation of this technology for VicInAqua. In order to demonstrate the development and use of the membrane in the pilot plant at the InnovAgorà event in Milan, they created a video of the technology in action:


VicInAqua at the 19th African Utility Week and AfriAlliance Innovation Bridge Event in Cape Town, South Africa

14-16 May 2019: S2i presented VicInAqua at this major gathering of the African energy and resources sectors

Register for our second webinar - Turning water and energy challenges into opportunities!

13 May 2019: Your next chance to learn more about VicInAqua results and discuss their implementation - innovations, lessons learnt and best practices

Attending the theme meetings and workshops of Wetsus on 18 April?

Meet Francesco Galiano of partner ITM-CNR (Italy) and learn more about the innovative self-cleaning membrane technology employed in our project!

19th Annual African Utility Week in Cape Town, South Africa on 14-16 May 2019

Meet partner Steinbeis 2i (Germany) and get the chance to discuss VicInAqua innovations and possible cooperations

High interest for our pilot site as a training and knowledge-building platform!

Study visits show the demonstration potential of our pilot for good practices in sustainable water management and fish farming

GFIA Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on 1-2 April 2019

Meet partner AquaBioTech Group (ABTG, Malta) and discuss VicInAqua innovations in sustainable agriculture!

Ugandan fish farmers, researchers and aquaculture associations representatives trained by our RAS experts

11 February 2019: Partners NARO and ABTG organised a training introducing to RAS - recirculating aquaculture systems

Discussing follow-ups for VicInAqua at Innovate 4 Water in Kisumu, Kenya

6-8 February 2019: VicInAqua was at Innovate 4 Water, a marketplace forum for sustainable solutions and innovations for Urban Water and Sanitation

How to successfully conduct operation and maintenance of an integrated site with sustainable water treatment, fish farming and irrigation

4-5 February 2019: VicInAqua training on our pilot site in Kisumu, Kenya shows how

Have your say! Working together on water and climate issues in Africa and Europe

Take part in the AfriAlliance survey until 15 Feb 2019: Networking in water and climate issues in Africa and Europe

Maltese secondary schools students discovers EU effort for sustainable aquaculture with VicInAqua

January 2019: Partner AquaBioTech Group (ABTG, Malta) invited students to their premises to showcase their innovations in the frame of VicInAqua

Meet with VicInAqua at Innovate 4 Water in Kisumu, Kenya on 6-8 February 2019 and get the chance to visit our nearby pilot site!

Focusing on innovative community-led approaches, entrepreneurship and financing possibilities for water and sanitation in Kenya

VicInAqua Technical Training on operation and maintenance in Kisumu, Kenya on 4-5 February 2019

Upgrade your knowledge of innovative water treatment, reuse & monitoring, as well as aquaculture & renewable energy technologies!

What VicInAqua offers to Uganda - and to all countries facing water scarcity for food production

Watch the detailed reportages of NBS TV about how VicInAqua contributes to the sustainable reuse of wastewater for fish farming in Lake Victoria Basin

VicInAqua Round Table on technologies for wastewater treatment and Study Visit at MUWASA facitilies in Tanzania on 7 December 2018

Discuss with partner STIPRO about solutions to improve environmental impact and discover the wastewater treatment plant of MUWASA!

VicInAqua pilot in Kisumu, Kenya successfully inaugurated

23 November 2018: High interest from policy, investment and research and a smooth start of our pilot's testing phase

VicInAqua Project Video now available

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Looking for synergies with sister projects and beyond!


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