Webinar: Water Hyacinth Control and Management

Webinar: Water Hyacinth Control and Management


28 JANUARY 2022 | 2:30 pm, ZOOM

O water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is one of the exotic invasive plants that causes several impacts on ecosystems in Portugal, as it is capable of forming mats that completely cover the surface of the water, with effects on the aquatic environment, such as:

  • decreased water quality;
  • reduction of aquatic biodiversity;
  • reduction of available light and water flow;
  • impediment to navigation and clogging of channels, among others.

Controlling this invasive species requires well-planned management.

Target Audience

  • Municipal officials and technicians;
  • Researchers, academy;
  • All interested in the topic.

This WEBINAR will be recorded and made available later for viewing this page.

Free participation, with mandatory registration in the form below. The participation link will be sent on the day of the event.


2:30 pm  Welcome and presentation of the BioComp_2.0 project

Verónica Oliveira, New Organic Planet

2:40 pm Water hyacinth: why is it so invasive after all?

Hélia Marchante, Higher Agricultural School of the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra

15:00 Management and control of water hyacinth in the municipality of Montemor-o-Velho

Hélder Araújo, Municipality of Montemor-o-Velho

3:20 pm Time series of remote sensing data for monitoring water hyacinth infestation in aquatic ecosystems of Baixo Mondego

João Paulo Castro, Higher Agricultural School of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança

3:40 pm Discussion

16:00 Closing


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