2016 - Livestock Waste Conference, August 10 to 12

Economic development, population growth and demand for a better quality of life have resulted in the growth of the livestock farming industry. This industry generates a large amount of wastewater and wastes, and is one of the largest agricultural pollution sources in Ireland and in most developing and developed countries. The livestock farming industry is also a major source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Great efforts have been made worldwide to develop innovative technologies and practices for managing livestock waste. This has prompted the Ryan Institute, NUI Galway to organize the 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Pollution Control and Resource Recovery for the Livestock Sector (LivestockWaste2016).

In Ireland, Food Harvest 2020 predicts a 50% increase in milk production by 2020, and 20%, 20%, 50% and 10% increases in the output value of the beef, sheep, piggery and poultry sectors, respectively. This presents a challenge for the sustainable management of animal manure. The Irish agricultural industry needs innovative technologies to control pollution and recover resources.  LivestockWaste2016 will provide an opportunity for researchers and industry stakeholders to gather together, share their experiences on R&D, and seek solutions for the environmental issues associated with the management of animal manure.

Galway is located in the West of Ireland, between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay. It is known as Ireland's Cultural Heart and is renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals, celebrations and events. Galway was ranked as the 42nd best tourist destination in the world, or 14th in Europe and 2nd in Ireland in a 2008 pool. Recently, Galway is listed with Istanbul (Turkey), New Orleans (the United States), Dubai (United Arabic Emirates) and Cabo (Mexico) as one of five great cities to visit in 2014 by the New Zealand Herald.

The topics covered in LivestockWaste2016 conference will include (but will not be limited to):

1. Policies and regulations on animal waste management
2. Technologies for animal waste prevention
3. Pollution control technologies
4. Resource recovery technologies and practice
5. Greenhouse gas emission mitigation for livestock farming

We will be adding registration information and programme information in the coming months so please visit us again. If you have any queries, please contact Prof. Xinmin Zhan on +353-91-495239 or xinmin.zhan@nuigalway.ie.

Kind Regards

Conference Organizing Committee