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  • MBB project shortlisted for European award
    Economy Investment and Small Business Dr Chris Cardona congratulated the Malta Business Bureau stating Industry has an important role to play in increasing efficiency and clearly enterprises through the Malta Business Bureau s EU LIFE Investing in Water Project rose to that challenge I congratulate the MBB for running such a successful initiative in support of both industry and the environment and wish them every success in carrying out similar initiatives in the future The success that MBB has already achieved with its project convinces us further that such initiatives deserve all the support that the government can offer The EU LIFE Investing in Water Project ran for a 30 month period from October 2011 to March 2014 During this period over 130 enterprises collaborated with the project sharing and being provided with recommendations and training on how to implement water saving best practice By the project s end enterprises which had adopted water saving measures were saving an estimated 141 million litres of water every year enough to supply the needs of two medium sized four star hotels and three large water consuming factories MBB President Mario Spiteri said The project s shortlisting highlights the success that participating businesses achieved in advancing towards a more efficient water consumption in line with EU Environmental policy The MBB will continue to support enterprises in bridging the gap between EU policy and practice MBB CEO Joe Tanti credited the enterprises for driving industry s environmental sustainability He also thanked Project Manager Geoffrey Saliba and the project team for their work in ensuring the project was a success Current shortlisted projects have already been selected from the best national projects nominated by European countries Earlier this year the MBB s EU LIFE Investing in Water project had placed first in the National Enterprise

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/News/MBB+project+shortlisted+for+European+award/2666 (2016-02-12)
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  • Best Practice
    cistern to flush toilets when as little as 6 5 lt will do the job The project is establishing standard flow rates for showers taps and flushing volumes Together with explanations on how to identify the flow rates and flushing volumes of premises the project is also developing a set of solutions which will allow standard flow rates to be reached Using rainwater recycled water Water demand can be divided into two first and second class water First class water is potable water and must be used wherever water comes into contact with people such as in showers wash hand basins and naturally all drinking water applications Second class water is of a lower quality and can be used to flush toilets water gardens in washing machines for washing external surfaces etc Where the possibility to harvest and store rainwater exists this opportunity should be exploited Rainwater can be used in flushings for landscaping in pools for washing floors or in washing machines It is also possible for many enterprises to recycle water and thus create a supply of second class water for use in toilet flushings In hotels a good source of water could be grey water water from

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/Water+Scarcity/Best+Practice/595 (2016-02-12)
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  • MBB wins National Enterprise Support Awards
    Investing in Water project was submitted based on its contribution to helping enterprises improve their resource efficiency The Minster for the Economy Investment and Small Business Dr Chris Cardona congratulated the Malta Business Bureau on achieving first place in the National Enterprise Support Award with their innovative project Dr Cardona said that the main objectives of such an initiative reflect the commitment the government has pledged to the needs of small enterprises Economic growth both on a European and a local level depends greatly on these enterprises and for this reason the government cannot but support such initiatives said Dr Cardona The EU LIFE Investing in Water Project led by the MBB in partnership with the Malta Chamber and the MHRA ran for a 30 month period from October 2011 to March 2014 During this period 135 enterprises collaborated with the project sharing and being provided with recommendations and training on how to implement water saving best practice By the project s end enterprises which had adopted water saving measures were saving an estimated 141 million litres of water every year enough to supply the needs of two medium sized four star hotels and three large water consuming factories Commenting on the award MBB CEO Joe Tanti said While thanking the panel for this prestigious award we must also credit the enterprises which have recognised the need for increased resource efficiency collaborated with the project adopted water saving measures and reduced their consumption These enterprises which recognise that environmental measures make business sense are pioneers in driving industry to ever higher levels of sustainability Mr Tanti thanked Project Manager Geoffrey Saliba and the project team for their work in ensuring the project was a success Malta s National Enterprise Support Awards went to the MBB from the Other Entities category

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/News/MBB+wins+National+Enterprise+Support+Awards/2528 (2016-02-12)
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  • EU LIFE+ Investing in Water Project closes – 141,000,000 lt/annum saved
    Furthermore some enterprises are still in the process of planning or implementing water saving measures and the amount of water saved in the long term is therefore expected to increase further Commenting on the importance of rainwater harvesting for offices and factories Malta Chamber vice president Anton Borg said The project has helped individual enterprises reduce their consumption by 30 through rainwater harvesting More importantly analysis of all the factories collaborating with the project showed that rainwater could meet the needs of around 50 of industry s current consumption Hon Konrad Mizzi Minister for Energy and the Conservation of Water said This project is a good example of demand management and stakeholders taking direct and independent action to contribute to reducing demand Results showed that big savings are possible even in the industry Hon Leo Brincat Minster for Sustainable Development the Environment and Climate Change said With resource efficiency within the context of a knowledge based economy will go to prove that the linkage between LIFE PROJECTS is not only of direct national benefit while leading to financial savings to industry but it also leads to an innovative and creative way of mapping a new way ahead one that creates new high quality jobs while ensuring our well being These are all concepts of a Green Economy that require us to reformulate fundamentally the way we produce consume and live so that our economic activities do not harm human health and the environment It all boils down to living well within planetary limits while encouraging us all to do much more with less resources Life Projects are a pivotal tool that will make it happen President of the MHRA and Chief Financial Officer to the Corinthia Group Paul Bugeja drew attention to the energy savings on heating made possible by

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/News/EU+LIFE+Investing+in+Water+Project+closes+141+000+000+lt+annum+saved/2437 (2016-02-12)
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  • EU Life+ Investing in Water
    Water Case Studies Self Assessment Video Gallery For the Media Downloads Links Contact Us Scroll to bottom Site Map Home About the Project Water Scarcity How to save Water Case Studies Video Gallery For the Media Downloadables Links Contact Us

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/Terms/SiteMap.aspx (2016-02-12)
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  • About the Project
    This set of audits has highlighted water saving opportunities and potential solutions applicable in many scenarios which should meet the circumstances of local enterprises They are currently being developed and will be published in a single complete reference document by October 2012 This Water Saving Solutions document will be distributed to businesses and hotels across Malta and Gozo and made freely available through this website The project will also offer

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/About/About+the+Project/561 (2016-02-12)
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  • Water Scarcity
    is renewed when rainwater is absorbed into the ground and slowly over a period of decades percolates into these groundwater bodies Since groundwater is dependent on rain for replenishment it is a finite resource Only 23 million cubic meters of groundwater are estimated to be sustainably available for human use through extraction However Malta s consumption is well above this figure Between the domestic agricultural and other sectors water consumption

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/Water+Scarcity/Water+Scarcity/589 (2016-02-12)
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  • Groundwater Status
    over extraction is of serious concern as it lowers the quality of the remaining groundwater Groundwater is a lens like body of freshwater floating on seawater stored deep underground in porous rocks It is only replenished by rainwater which gets absorbed into the ground and slowly over a period of decades percolates into groundwater bodies Since only a fixed amount of rainwater is making its way into groundwater bodies every year that is the amount that is sustainably available for extraction Extracting more however decreases the volume of freshwater within the aquifer displacing it with increasing amounts of seawater The result is that the remaining groundwater increases in salinity This has already happened to several of Malta aquifers Furthermore over extraction is not the only threat facing Malta s groundwater Trends in fertilizing agricultural land over the past few decades have led to excessive nitrates coming into contact with rainwater Rainwater dissolves these nitrates and carries them down into the aquifers Since nitrates are a cancerous substance the amount of nitrates which can be considered safe in drinking water is fixed at 50 ppm Between excessive nitrates and excessive salinity due to over extraction the water produced by 90 of

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/Water+Scarcity/Groundwater+Status/590 (2016-02-12)
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