1.2.6 Aquacultural use

Water can also be used in aquaculture, which is the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans and molluscs for food. Fish farming (Figure 1.7) obviously needs water for the fish to live in! In this case,water is used to hatch fish eggs under controlled conditions, and the fish are grown to maturity in tanks or ponds, before being sold for food. Although not currently practised in Ethiopia, the business potential for aquaculture has been recognised and it may be introduced in the future (Rothuis et al., 2012).

Figure 1.7 A fish farm.

1.2.5  Use in power generation

1.2.7 Recreational use