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  • Climate Change
    higher than that during pre industrial times Other changes include unprecedented polar ice cap melting Of particular concern to Malta is the expected decrease in annual rainfall in the Mediterranean due to climate change Rain falling on Malta gets absorbed into the ground and slowly over a period of decades makes its way into the aquifers thus replenishing groundwater bodies Less annual rainfall will result in less water recharging Malta

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/Water+Scarcity/Climate+Change/591 (2016-02-12)
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  • Reverse-Osmosis
    as it only takes into account the reverse osmosis plants operated by the Water Services Corporation WSC Malta s only public provider of freshwater whereas many hotels and some businesses also use reverse osmosis to turn seawater into potable water Reverse osmosis water comes with a high environmental footprint due to carbon gasses emitted to produce the electricity the technology needs It is also more expensive to produce than naturally

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/Water+Scarcity/Reverse+Osmosis/592 (2016-02-12)
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  • EU Legislation
    case two substances are of particular concern nitrates and chlorides Nitrates are present in water which has come into contact with excessive fertiliser applied to fields and to a lesser extent leaks from sewage networks or manure pits Excessive chlorides are a feature of groundwater bodies which are being over extracted causing seawater to incur into the freshwater reserve 90 of Malta s groundwater bodies contain excessive nitrates or chlorides failing to meet the Water Framework Directive s Good Status Good Status explained quantity of groundwater Groundwater is dependent on rainwater for recharge The amount of freshwater that is sustainably available for extraction therefore depends on the amount of rainwater replenishing groundwater bodies Taking more groundwater than is sustainably available decreases the quality of the remaining groundwater threatening the status of the aquifer To ensure that this does not happen in Europe the Water Framework Directive requires that extraction of groundwater is balanced with recharge 48 of Malta s groundwater bodies are currently over extracted Targets and deadlines Two targets member states are required to achieve under the Water Framework Directive are particularly relevant given local conditions The first was that by 2010 a resource and environmental cost would have

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/Water+Scarcity/EU+Legislation/593 (2016-02-12)
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  • A World You Like
    like europa eu a veritable mine of information on what action can be taken against climate change Through the EU LIFE Investing in Water Project the Malta Business Bureau welcomes this campaign and intends to support it Malta s tap water is a mix of groundwater and reverse osmosis desalinated seawater This energy hungry process consumes up to 5 of Malta s energy all of which comes from fossil fuels This leads to greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change The good news is that by saving water local enterprises are not only reducing their utility bills and helping to protect a nationally scarce resource but also fighting climate change If your enterprise wishes to invest in saving water the EU LIFE Investing in Water Project is happy to help Book a water audit and benefit from expert advice to identify your water saving potential and recommend specific water saving solutions For more information visit this page Latest news from A World You Like with a Climate You Like 11 th February 2013 Today Connie Hedegaard EU Commissioner for Climate Action launches a low carbon contest calling on creative and innovative minds from across the EU to put their green

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/Water+Scarcity/A+World+You+Like/1118 (2016-02-12)
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  • Case Studies: Best Practice Businesses
    solutions The importance of water savings has been communicated the to bank s employees leading to a more water conscious consumption The bank has also focused its efforts on rainwater harvesting and installing water efficient sanitary fittings Rainwater is collected from the head office s roof and stored in 2 nd class water reservoirs Reject water from domestic reverse osmosis units is also diverted to the 2 nd class water reservoir Since such units produce five times as much reject water as product water this forms a surprising 14 of the bank s total water consumption The 2 nd class water is then used for flushing toilets irrigation fire fighting drills and washing floors In addition restrooms at the APS head office have been fitted with sensor controlled water dispensers on both wash hand basin faucets as well as toilet flushings These units ensure that only as much water as is needed is dispensed About 14 of the bank s water demand is satisfied by reverse osmosis reject while 36 of the water demand is provided through rainwater harvesting The sanitary fittings ensure that the bank s per capita consumption is favourably low when compared to other similar enterprises in

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/CaseStudies/ (2016-02-12)
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  • EU Life+ Investing in Water
    Office Input Water Source s Volume Input Source Data m 3 year Mains Water m 3 m 3 year Borehole m 3 m 3 year 1 st Class Bowser Water m 3 m 3 year 2 nd Class Bowser Water m 3 m 3 year Seawater Toilet Flushing m 3 m 3 year Seawater Swimming Pool m 3 m 3 year Seawater Reverse Osmosis m 3 m 3 year Grey

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/SelfAssessment/Page1.aspx (2016-02-12)
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  • EU Life+ Investing in Water
    Links Contact Us Video Gallery World Water Day interview on Dee Media s Sellili 13 Apr 2012 World Water Day interview on Dee Media s Sellili On World Water Day 2012 Claudette Pace from Dee Media s Sellili interviewed EU

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/Gallery/World+Water+Day+interview+on+Dee+Media+s+Sellili/597 (2016-02-12)
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  • For the Media
    has been shortlisted for this year s European Enterprises Promotion Award Read more MBB wins National Enterprise Support Awards 15 May 2014 The Malta Business Bureau s EU LIFE Investing in Water Project has been awarded first place for this year s National Enterprise Support Awards Read more EU LIFE Investing in Water Project closes 141 000 000 lt annum saved 28 Mar 2014 The MBB s EU LIFE Investing in Water Project today announced savings of 141 000 000 litres per annum amongst businesses and hotels collaborating with the project The savings were announced at the project s closing event held at the Exchange Buildings in Valletta attended by 60 representatives from industry and stakeholders who were addressed by Minister Mizzi and Minister Brincat and the presidents of the project partner organisations Read more Industry saving 118 000 000 litres of water 5 Mar 2014 The Malta Business Bureau this morning announced that businesses and hotels collaborating with the EU LIFE Investing in Water Project are saving 118 000 000 litres of water every year Read more MBB MHRA Green Economy recommendations Recycle water 26 Dec 2013 The MBB and MHRA this morning published recommendations submitted as part of

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/News/Articles/Press+Releases/112 (2016-02-12)
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