Inspired by the Aquaponics project that took place in Heliopolis University campus this year, the marketing senior students decided to investigate more about that project and develop new ideas to raise awareness about its advantages. Their project came under the title “Visionary Aquaponics”. The Aquaponics main idea is growing of fish and plants together in one integrated system. The fish waste provides an organic food source for the growing plants, and the plants provide a natural filter for the water the fish lives in. Through the waste of the fish in the water, a mixture of (nitrifying bacteria) and composting red worms fertilize to nurture the growth of the plants.
The students planned an awareness campaign through social media. They created a Facebook page called Visionary Aquaponics to communicate the idea to the Egyptian society as a possible solution for the future water crisis in Egypt.
The project team consists of Nadin Abu Leila, Freddy Shaker, Yusef Ramzy and Michael Maged and it was under supervision of Dr. Omar Ramzy, Dean of Business and Economics at Heliopolis University, Dr. Omar Habets, and Dr. Jo Spaubeck at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences.