Haya Water supports Agricultural Engineering Conference at SQU
- Oman: Saturday, March 02 - 2013 at 16:07
- PRESS RELEASE
Haya Water plays an active role in promoting initiatives for the agricultural sector in the Sultanate and is principle sponsor for the International Conference on Agricultural Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University from 24-26 February, 2013.
More than 200 agricultural specialists from all over the world participated in the conference. Keynote speakers were from International Commission of Agricultural Engineering (CIGR), European Federation of Food Science & Technology (EFFoST), Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering (AAAE), United States Department of Agricultural (USDA), American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), and lead author of the UN FAO Publication.
Haya Water participated in the exhibition accompanying the conference by means of a canopy displaying their eco-friendly fertilizer product- Kala Compost, which has been creating ripples in Oman's agricultural community.
Kala Compost is an environmentally friendly product that is now becoming increasingly popular and used for agriculture, landscaping and for individual gardens. Haya Water intends to provide a double boost to farmers in Oman through its ability to supply the highest standards of treated water for irrigation solutions and by making Kala Compost readily available across the Sultanate.
To further enhance their commitment towards the farming segment, Haya Water recently signed an agreement with the College of Agricultural & Marine Sciences at Oman's leading educational hub - the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU).
Under the purview of this association, the college will assist Haya Water in conducting Kala Field Trial Experiments. Trials will be conducted to determine about the optimal usage of fertilizers, controlling use of treated waste, analysis of heavy metals, micro-flora, salinity in soil and plants under improved irrigation schemes and techniques which will ensure a well-researched use of Kala Compost in the Sultanate.
As a product Kala Compost was introduced to the market only in December 2010, but is already proving a great success for farmers, landscaping contractors and home gardeners who are able to benefit from a product that boosts soil fertility, helps protect against soil erosion and creates more green areas in Oman.
The positive environmental impact of the Kala Compost project was recognised in 2011 when the company was awarded the prestigious OER "Green Footprint" award for its Kala Composting Plant.
Haya Water was also declared as winner of "Green Footprint Award" at OER Green Awards 2011 and has received numerous accolades for the environment-friendly initiatives and has received recognition from the United Nations for applying the Clean Development Mechanism Project, making the Kala Compost factory a model to any potential plant to be constructed in Middle East. Iin addition to receiving ISO certifications from the Dubai Accreditation Center (DAC) certifying Haya's central laboratory as one of very few laboratories of its kind in Oman and guaranteeing that its technical and management systems are of international standards.
Kala is produced meeting with the requirements of Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs and United State Environmental Protection Agency.
Haya Water's vision is to enable Muscat to become one of the top cities in the world by building and operating a world class Water Reuse system that connects at least 80% of the properties by the year 2018. And Associations such as these further cement their dedication to this vision of making Muscat a better place to live in.
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