New at VIV Europe 2018Water & Waste Tech 4 Food Forum

Water usage in the Feed to Food supply chain is tremendous. Livestock production alone accounts for one-third of the world’s fresh water usage. To address these water and waste usages within the Feed to Food Industry, VIV Europe will host a Water & Waste Tech 4 Food Forum. This initiative provides a platform to discuss and showcase the urgent challenges and needs from the end user’s perspective and provide a first-hand view to the standardized and cutting edge technical solutions available globally that can dramatically reduce water consumption and meet the current and pending regulations.

The forum is organized for the current VIV visitors and exhibitors and for new water technology companies to provide them direct access to business executives and stakeholders across the overall industry where water and its usage has become a highly regulated resource.

During the forum you will learn more about the Animal Protein Water footprint and Innovative (waste) water solutions. It will showcase Industrial challenges and business cases and best practises will be presented from different stakeholder’s perspective. The cases will demonstrate how adapting (innovative) water treatment will contribute to Water Sustainability in the Feed to Food market. The different stakeholders will close the forum sessions with an interactive panel discussion.

Some Facts & Figures about Water & Waste use in the Feed to Food industry:

  • Livestock production which includes meat, milk and eggs, provides income for more than 1.3 billion people and uses one-third of the world’s fresh water. 
  • It is expected that by 2020, the water treatment investment in the food industry will increase by 150%.  Meat production requires gigantic amounts of water. In total, meat production demands more than 2,000 trillion tons of water every year (that's 63 million liters a second!). In less than 40 hours that’s enough to provide drinking water for everyone on earth for a year.
  • The ground water level is falling dramatically in China, India and the USA. This is serious - especially as these 3 countries currently produce half of the world’s food.
  • Worldwide, cattle and other livestock animals generate an estimated 13 billion tons of waste every year. This is the weight of the Eiffel tower every 24 seconds. The problem of what to do with this waste is increasing.

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The Water & Waste Tech 4 Food Forum is a C22 Group BV Event powered by Isle Utilities. The Forum will take place on June 21st from 14:00 to 16:00 hours. Please contact Annelies Schenk, a.schenk@c22.nl or +31648782295 for more information.