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Webinar: Developing Innovative Control Technologies
June 21, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Recorded June 21, 2016 11:30am-1:00pm ET
This webinar highlights ongoing detection and control technology research and development of tools to deliver control agents to aquatic filter-feeding organisms.
- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
- Denise Hosler is currently the lead for the RDLES lab and the R&D Research Mussel Coordinator, she gave an overview of the Bureau of Reclamation Mussel program, including detection and control research.
- U.S. Geological Survey
- USGS shared lessons learned from efforts in the development of a new tool to delivery control agents to aquatic filter-feeding organisms. Specifically, development of encapsulation technologies to specifically deliver antimycin-A to bigheaded carps is currently in progress and the initial studies conducted for use on Dreissenid mussels at the United States Geological Survey Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. Scientists presented the lessons learned during the development of microencapsulation technologies for bigheaded carps and the status of the science for Dreissenid mussels.
- Dr David Aldridge is a professor at the University of Cambridge, UK, where he heads the Aquatic Ecology Group. He is also the co-founder and Managing Director of BioBullets Limited. The BioBullet is a patented technology for the control of invasive filter feeders such as zebra mussels, quagga mussels and Asian clams. The product is environmentally friendly, has regulatory approvals for use in UK drinking waters, and is a solution that has been used successfully by many UK water utilities, irrigation systems in Spain, and aquaculture facilities in South America. The company is looking for opportunities to demonstrate their products in North America with an aim of establishing partnerships with service providers.