WAZA Welcomes New Member – MAT Filtration Technologies

Posted: 9 February 2024

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is pleased to welcome a new Corporate Member to the global zoo and aquarium community – MAT Filtration Technologies.

MAT Filtration is a design and manufacturing leader of Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP) Engineering and specialised water filtration technologies for public aquariums, zoos, waterparks, and commercial swimming pools. The company handles the entire process, from conceptualisation and fabrication to commissioning and installation of specialty water treatment equipment, Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS), public aquarium Life Support Systems (LSS), MEP equipment for waterparks and complete ozone and UV disinfection solutions.

WAZA CEO, Dr Martín Zordan said, ‘WAZA is pleased to welcome MAT Filtration Technologies as a new member. The insititution, with its expertise in water filtration technologies coupled with their emphasis on sustainability, will be a great addition to our global community, with striving towards making their institutions more sustainable.’



“On behalf of the entire MAT family, we’re thrilled to join WAZA. Following our years of affiliation with AZA, EAZA, EUAC, EAC, and AALSO, our global perspective has broadened. We’re committed to quality, crafting extraordinary experiences for zoos and aquariums. MAT anticipates contributing through our research and our expert team of veterinarians, aquaculture engineers, and animal specialists”, Erdem Akartepe, MAT’s Chairman.

Beyond being providers of equipment, MAT’s mission is to safeguard animals, preserve nature, and support society. As an example, as part of a Giant Panda conservation programme in collaboration with Chinese and Qatari partners, MAT Filtration took on the responsibility of creating an exceptional enclosure, ensuring the well-being of two pandas.

MAT Filtration Technologies is also a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

More information about MAT Filtration Technologies may be found on their website.

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is the global alliance of regional associations, national federations, zoos and aquariums, dedicated to the care and conservation of animals and their habitats around the world.

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