Biotechnology applied in the treatment of polluted water resources can play an important role in addressing the challenge of water scarcity in developing countries. Biotechnological methods are governed by plants or micro-organisms which can detoxify contaminants in water, soils, sediment, and sludge. This allows society to reclaim their resource value. However, many applications of biotechnology have not yet delivered practical solutions due mainly to the lack of information about the benefits of these technologies as well as the lack of dissemination of solutions adapted to local circumstances.

The first step to efficiently accomplish a project is to preliminarily define your objectives and goals. Water Biotech while defining its goals, divides them as well into general and specific, for better achievements.


Biotechnology for Africa’s sustainable water supply: WATERBIOTECH is EU funded project under the European Framework (FP 7) with the theme: Coping with water scarcity in developing countries: Role of Biotechnology in water treatment – Mandatory ICPC (AFRICA). The project has 30 months duration started from 1 August, 2011 with a kick-off meeting in Tunis, Tunisia and a consortium of 20 partners from 17different African and European countries.