Ruxandra Malina Petrescu-Mag is Assistant Prof., PhD and senior researcher at Babes-Bolyai University, Romania and PhD supervisor at University of Liège (Agro-Bio Tech Gembloux), Belgium. She is specialist in environmental law and policies, author and coauthor of more that 8 books, 40 scientific articles and coordinator or member in over 10 research projects. Dacinia Crina Petrescu is Associate Prof., PhD at Babes-Bolyai University, Romania; her fields of expertise include: consumer behavior, negotiations, and sustainable development; she is author/ coauthor of more than 70 publications (books, articles, reviews).
The present paper takes under analysis water problems and related opportunities, revolving around two central issues: water scarcity, where the wastewater is seen as a part of the solution through its transformation into new water, clean and usable, and water contamination, where wastewater treatment becomes a business opportunity. Scientific evidence on the perceptions of water scarcity and wastewater treatment as business opportunities is based on a non-probabilistic survey. The questionnaire was applied to a sample of 150 subjects (54% - industrial activity, 20% - domestic, 13% - tourist activity and 13% - other activities) from North-Western Romania. The need for wastewater treatment was investigated considering its threefold dimension: economic (need for water as a resource, costs reduction), ecological (environment protection), and social (human health protection and provision of clean water). The most important purchasing criteria of a wastewater treatment micro-station declared by the subjects were: the capacity to clean the waters of all the polluting compounds, to comply with the legal standards, the system life span and the suitability of the micro-station to the amount of received wastewater. Based on statistical data, several eco-challenges and their potential implications for environmental governance, business in particular, have been identified.
Gabriel S. A. Moreira is a graduatein Biological Sciences from the Centro Universitário de Ensino Octavio Bastos, Brazil by arrangements in 2008 and a BA Degree in 2009. In 2013 completed the Master USP in the campus of Animal Science and Food Engineering program at Animal Science, Brazil. Currently he is a PhD student at the same universty where he is developing the study on the expression of genes in Pseudoplatystoma corruscans, Pseudoplatystoma reticulatum, and its hybrid immunized with Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. Has experience in parasitology, molecular biology and immunology
Evaluation of immunogical genes at gill of Ictalurus punctatus immunized with live theronts of Ichthyophthirius multifiliis