Għajn: The National Water Conservation Awareness Centre

The National Water Conservation Awareness Centre offers an interactive experience on the need for the conservation of water resources in the Maltese islands.  The Centre is situated in the Nigret Area in Rabat.

The educational activities at the Centre are based on four educational activities – The Water Cycle, The Water Operator, Water in Forts and the Water Hero, around which four different educational trails have been developed.  Before playing the interactive games, visiting groups are provided with an introductory presentation of the particular water management issue addressed in the selected educational activity. At the end of each visit, visitors are invited to leave their “water conservation messages”.

The Centre is open everyday during the week (excluding public holidays) and entrance to the Centre is free of charge. However pre-booking for group visits is recommended to enable the visitor to have the best experience of the Centre.

The second call for school projects supporting water conservation is now closed. This year’s themes for the projects are Rain Water Harvesting & Water Reuse. As part of the LIFE 16 IPE MT008 Projects 10 schools are being funded for their school projects involving water reuse and rain water harvesting with a grant for up to €1000 each.

This year due consideration was given to schools that in the past took part in the HSBC Water Programme – Catch the Drop Campaign or will be embarking on the Water Explorer initiative for the first time. Additionally, the winning projects have to reach to a wider audience including parents, close relatives and the school neighbouring community.

The second call for school projects supporting water conservation is now closed. This year’s themes for the projects are Rain Water Harvesting & Water Reuse. As part of the LIFE 16 IPE MT008 Projects 10 schools are being funded for their school projects involving water reuse and rain water harvesting with a grant for up to €1000 each.

This year due consideration was given to schools that in the past took part in the HSBC Water Programme – Catch the Drop Campaign or will be embarking on the Water Explorer initiative for the first time. Additionally, the winning projects have to reach to a wider audience including parents, close relatives and the school neighbouring community.

The schools that are being awarded the funding this year are:

No. School Projects Title
1 Immaculate Conception Tarxien Reuse of Collected Rain Water and Filtered Water
2 San Gwann Primary School Save a Million Drops in a Minion
3 Savio College Rain Water Harvesting: Sustainability of Afforestation Project & Agricultural Project
4 San Gorg Preca College Hamrun Secondary Rain Water Harvesting Project
5 San Gorg Preca College Valletta Primary Rain Harvesting and Roof Garden
6 Gozo College Sannat Primary & Special Unit  Harvest the Drop to Harvest a Crop
7  St Nicholas College Mtarfa Primary Bringing Water to Life in Our School
8  Maria Regina College Wardija Getting Greener
9  Santa Margerita Isla Primary Water Conservation
10 St Benedict College Safi Primary Water- the precious liquid Gold

It is planned that through this project action, similar projects will be financed on an annual basis.

Every school that books a visit is entitled for FREE transport to the centre as part of the LIFE IP Project. The educational programme is 2hrs long (9:30 – 11:30), and the activities offered cover themes that can be found in the syllabi of science, geography, social studies & environmental studies lessons so teachers teaching these subjects together with primary teachers are encouraged to visit the centre.

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The Centre’s staff can be contacted through the following media:

Email: ghajn@gov.mt
Phone: +356 2229 2181
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ghajn/ 

Monday to Friday:            09:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday:      CLOSED

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