The Water Policy Unit supports the Ministry for Energy and Water Management in the development of national policies for the water sector and in addressing the requirements of the EU Water Acquis in particular under the implementation process of the Water Framework Directive.  The Unit also undertakes several EU and nationally funded initiatives to support the development of national policies and action plans in the water sector.

Water Conservation Campaign

WATER – Be the Change

WATER – Be the Change is a national water conservation campaign launched in September 2019 with the aim of delivering an effective educational and awareness raising campaign on the optimised and efficient use of water resources to facilitate a cultural shift in people’s behaviour towards water conservation on the Maltese Islands. The campaign will run for a period of 3 years targeting the domestic, commercial and agricultural sectors. For more information on this water conservation campaign click on the Read More button.

River Basin Management Planning

The main objective of the integrated approach to river basin management planning is to protect and enhance the water environment whilst ensuring the sustainable use and development of water resources for economic and social development. The European water directives pave the way for this comprehensive and participatory approach to water management and call for the development of River Basin Management Plans to enable the progressive achievement of the environmental objectives  in the water sector.

Għajn: Water Awareness Centre

The National Water Conservation Awareness Centre (Għajn) inaugurated in May 2017, aims to raise awareness on the challenges facing the water sector in the Maltese islands and hence the need for the conservation and management of this scarce natural resource. This is achieved through a number of educational and interactive installations housed in the main building of the Centre which supports national educational initiatives on water management and conservation. For more information and opening hours, click on the Read More button.

LIFE Integrated Project

The LIFE Integrated Project “Optimising the Implementation of the 2nd RBMP in the Malta River Basin District” is an eight year project led by the Energy and Water Agency and co-financed under the EU LIFE Programme which aims to support the implementation of the Water Framework Directive in Malta. The budget for the project is set at 17 million EUR spanning from the beginning of 2018 till the end of 2025.

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Projects & Initiatives

The Water Policy Unit participates in several EU funded project initiatives aimed at supporting the development of related policy initiatives in the Maltese islands.

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