Making Water Everybody’s Business!

The Malta Water Association’s goal is to help protect Malta’s water resources for future generations from irreversible damage, and ensuring resilience for potential climate change threats.
We aim to achieve this by engaging with stakeholders and the public at large towards a courageous water policy that enforces water as a public good (rather than a privatised commodity); and establishes water pricing that reflects its true value – while suggesting alternatives.
Since 2011, MWA has contributed to the water cause by making a case for an integrated policy framework as a basis for a National Water plan, engaging with politicians & stakeholders, providing concrete viewpoints and expectations, supporting educational visits or talks, enabling knowledge transfer, while incessantly raising public awareness.

Articles

Sewage – A Discarded Resource

Sewage - A Discarded Resource

Article about sewage treatment and reuse published on Times of Malta. Greta Muscat Azzopardi writes: When we think…

Will Malta’s Water Plan See The Light Of Day?

Will Malta's Water Plan see the light of day?

Article published on Times of Malta on December 11, 2014. Vincent Gauci writes: Never have Malta’s groundwater resources…

Flood Relief Project – Will It Cope With Reality?

Flood relief project - will it cope with reality?

By Philip Grech The National Flood Relief Project (NFRP) nearing completion and reported on in The Times of…

#SaveEarth Stop plastic pollution.
Went with my 8 year old grandson to Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, Malta to enjoy nature and pick up plastic from the beach.
In 2 hours we picked up three bags full.
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"Over the years, the annual water consumption in Gozo has remained steady. Water demand is primarily met through groundwater production. The remaining supply for the additional water demand is transferred from Malta to Gozo and is mostly carried out during the summer months in order to make up for the increase in demand registered owing to an increase in the influx of tourists to the Island.
This approach shows a strain on the current infrastructure as well as a dependence on Malta for security of supply, which needs to be mitigated." - INTEGRATED TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY FOR GOZO
...I'm wondering what is intended in the way of mitigation?
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Is this the most sustainable way to address the water challenges we are facing? ... See MoreSee Less

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Would you know who supplied desalination machinery for new plants used by Water Services Corporation? Who were they built by? ... See MoreSee Less

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Did the MRA water policy objective to mark bowsers potable or non/potable ever see the light of day? Wasn't it more an act of waltzing around the subject of borehole abstraction as if something solid would be achieved? ... See MoreSee Less

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Press Release by Partit Demokratiku

Save water... secure a future.



Partit Demokratiku notes that rainfall for Malta's current hyrdological year is not even half of the average, and that the coming year is expected to also provide another dry season. The Maltese Islands have an extreme and a quickly worsening water situation and much of the damage which has already been done, particularly for our underground water table, we are past the point of no return. It is Malta's gravest ecological crisis, and one of the environmental problems which does not receive a comprehensive government response. It is for this reason that Partit Demokratiku considers Malta's water governance a priority for its agenda, as Malta is a net importer of water and is also one of the most water stressed countries in the world.

Safe drinking water is an important factor which sustains life and determines a country's economic status and correlates with its GPD. As the world faces an impending global crisis of climate change, with little heed paid by the most industrialized nations in the world, it is expected that shortages of drinking water will be one of the greatest problems facing the security of humanity. By 2050 the world’s population will increase to 9.6 billion people and this will result both in a higher demand for and consumption of water. Malta is by no means prepared for this water crisis with its existing population, let alone with increased migration and the influx of workers. PD hopes that the ever growing water problem will not end up as a political hot potato with no action, as has happened in the past.

PD MP Dr. Godfrey Farrugia last year wrote and sponsored a resolution at the Parliamentary Organization of Security and Co-operation in Europe OSCE (PA), titled ‘Drinking Water: Fostering co-operation', which was approved and tabled at the Council of Ministers to protect this scarce resource adversely affected by climate change. PD urges the government to implement fully the recently revised EU Drinking Water Directive (98/83/EC) and to take a leading role to harmonize best practices in the EU’s Water Framework Directive. It is also high time that the Government of Malta follows its obligations and sees to the needs of Malta's growing population by addressing the water problem via a tangible education program on use, re-use and recycling of water, and by fast forwarding the implementation program of new water regeneration, so that it is beneficially used for industry and agriculture and to recharge the underground water supply.

The Partit Demokratiku therefore believes that the Government's promised 700 million on infrastructure upgrades must also be used with a mind to addressing the water problem. Rainwater is currently swept into the sea, usually taking soil along with it and eroding our environment. Therefore water catchment is a priority, and storm water culverts must direct their water into valleys instead of into the sea. These measures are a basic necessity and must form a part of a larger strategy to address this water crisis. Furthermore, new building developments must abide by the need to channel rainwater into cisterns and reservoirs. The Partit Demokratiku intends to address the water problem as is necessary, putting the good of the public as its first priority rather than fishing for votes.
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