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  • How To Save Water: National Water Conference
    EU LIFE Investing in Water Project Manager Malta is extracting 48 more groundwater than is sustainably available Mr Manuel Sapiano MRA Hydrologist Listen to Mr Sapiano s speech 85 of businesses and 75 of hotels exceed best practice water flows leading to significant water wastage Ing Marco Cremona Water Expert to the EU LIFE Investing in Water Project Listen to Ing Cremona s speech Question and Answer Session Listen to the Q A Session A key objective of Malta s water policy is the sustainable use and management of national water sources Sustainability requires the efficient use of water Mr Manuel Sapiano MRA Hydrologist Listen to Mr Sapiano s speech M ember states have an obligation to establish cost recovery for water services including environmental and resources costs which should have been done by 1 st January 2010 Member states also need to ensure that water bodies are restored to Good Status by 2015 with no further deterioration Mr Peter Gammeltoft Head of Water Protection Unit Directorate General Environment European Commission Mr Gammeltoft There is significant potential in Malta s industrial estates and factory areas for rainwater harvesting however adequate infrastructure is not in place Mr Tancred Tabone Malta Chamber of Commerce Enterprise and Industry Listen to Mr Tabone s speech Question and Answer Session Listen to the Q A session The Hilton s sewage treatment plant produces second class water at 0 90 cheaper than tap water bowser supplied groundwater and in house reverse osmosis desalinated water Ing Joseph Restall Cheif Engineer Hilton Malta Listen to Ing Restall s speech Harvested rainwater satisfies 36 of the total water consumption at the APS Bank s Head Office Mr Victor Buhagiar Manager Administration APS Bank Listen to Mr Buhagiar s speech Flow reducing devices waste water treatment and an in house

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/Save+Water/Browse/National+Water+Conference/183 (2016-02-12)
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  • Hilton Malta
    maximum capacity of 120 m 3 day The process starts from a collection tank in which all the sewage is received The sewage is then pumped using grinder pumps to 3 primary tanks in series where the effluent is successively decanted removing any large solid waste and sludge The water then passes to the aeration tank where plastic honeycomb structures provide for a large surface area on which bacteria can grow and digest the sewage The bacteria is aerated by a number of diffusers and an air blower regulated by a dissolved oxygen meter ensuring that the oxygen level is maintained constant The water then flows through a final settlement tank which removes any remaining suspended solids followed by a glass bead filter for finer filtration The filtered treated effluent is then dosed with chlorine for disinfection purposes and stored This is then used in irrigation and toilet flushing The process is stable mainly requiring a filter backwash daily and de sludging of the tanks approximately every 6 weeks Cost per m 3 averages at 0 9 Approximate unit footprint 200 m2 Cost of produced water 0 90 Approximate treatment plant cost 120 000 How satisfied is the hotel with

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/Case+Studies/Hilton+Malta/1109 (2016-02-12)
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  • Golden Sands 5* Hotel and Spa Resort
    for flushing the hotel s toilets and for irrigating its significant landscaped area By recycling its own water the hotel would be able to cut down on its total water consumption significantly and generate 2 nd class water which is cheaper than tap supplied towns water The technology The Golden Sands 5 resort and spa has been operating a sewage treatment plant since mid 2006 The plant produces 30 000 m 3 of 2 nd class water per annum used to flush toilets and for irrigation Of this water more is produced than is needed by the hotel and in fact 30 of the water generated is donated to the Parks Department for the irrigation of afforested areas public gardens and roundabouts The plant saves the hotel the equivalent of 25 500 in water per annum In addition to a lower cost per unit of water consumed an additional advantage to this technology is that by recycling and reusing over half of the water consumed the hotel can make do with a smaller reverse osmosis unit than it would have otherwise needed In fact without the sewage treatment plant the hotel would have had to purchase a reverse osmosis unit

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/Case+Studies/Golden+Sands+5+Hotel+and+Spa+Resort/1108 (2016-02-12)
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  • Bohinj Park ECO Hotel
    with the environment given priority The result is a hotel which was built using local materials that produces more electricity than it consumes and where all possible water saving solutions have been considered It is not only a strong environmental ethic which drove the development but also a very practical goal that of reducing the monthly maintenance bill The technology in brief The hotel makes use of an advanced grey water treatment system where water recycling is coupled with heat recovery technology Waste water from showers and wash hand basins is collected in special containers where heat pumps take away the rest of the warmth for application elsewhere in the hotel The cleaned and cooled water is then used to flush toilets serving a considerable amount of the hotel s water needs How satisfied is Bohinj Park ECO Hotel with the technology We are very satisfied with our decision to implement the newest technologies in the area of energy efficiency waste and water handling as well as with the execution of our overall sustainable strategy As a direct result of our investments we are a unique eco luxury center in the Julian Alps which provides distinction on the market Our

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/Case+Studies/Bohinj+Park+ECO+Hotel/1104 (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?PagePos=0 (2016-02-12)
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  • For the Media
    hotel industry could reduce its water consumption by up to 37 in the short to medium term Read more ECO Certification recognises Investing in Water Project hotels 4 Jul 2013 An agreement signed this morning at the MTA CEO s office in Valletta between the MTA MHRA and MBB will see water saving initiatives taken by hotels as part of the EU LIFE Investing in Water Project recognised as meeting ECO Certification award criteria facilitating hotels acquisition of the prestigious award Read more MBB encourages 2nd class water policy 12 Apr 2013 The MBB this morning welcomed Minister Mizzi s statement in parliament that the government will be announcing plans for the replenishment of groundwater bodies and a better use of 2nd class water Read more World Water Day brings water savings closer to businesses and hotels 23 Mar 2013 Businesses and hotels in Malta and Gozo have this weekend been offered a complimentary tailored consultation package aimed at helping them reduce their water consumption The offer was communicated to enterprises by the EU LIFE Investing in Water Project partners the MBB Malta Chamber and MHRA in commemoration of World Water Day Read more Corinthia Hotels first to implement MBB

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/News/Articles/Press+Releases/112?PagePos=5 (2016-02-12)
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  • Book a Water Audit
    saving opportunities and recommend specific water saving solutions The aim behind the audits is to help enterprises save water and slash their utility bills Enterprises interested in having a water audit will be asked to prepare some information on their consumption The EU LIFE Investing in Water project team will then visit the premises to carry out an on site audit normally lasting about two hours A report will then be prepared by the team and presented to the relevant enterprise personnel If you decide to adopt the project s recommendations the team remains available to help guide your water saving efforts Your time is precious which is why the process is tailored to be as simple as possible for you You need only prepare some information on your consumption and leave the rest to our team The audits are being offered from November 2012 through till November 2013 We encourage interested enterprises to book audits as soon as possible to benefit from savings as soon as possible Who is our team Project Manager Geoffrey Saliba will be organising the audits which will be led by Ing Marco Cremona assisted by Ing Christian Zammit and Celine Schranz What sort of

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/Save+Water/Book+a+Water+Audit/1122 (2016-02-12)
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  • A third less water
    such extensive data on water consumption by hotels is available on a macro level This information shows the most straightforward path for an industry level shift to lower costs and increased sustainability The paper considers existing local best practice and quantifies savings that would arise if this best practice were widely adopted Basing solutions on existing best practice ensures that the potential savings are not merely theoretically but also economically and operationally feasible A minimum of 15 industry wide savings are achievable by regulating water flows in showers and wash hand basins Up to 37 savings could be achieved by also including grey water treatment a waste water recycling process which treats shower and wash hand basin water for re use in flushing toilets or landscaping Commenting on what it would take for the industry to make the shift MHRA President Tony Zahra said With our partners the MBB and through the EU LIFE Investing in Water Project the MHRA shall ensure that hotels are informed about these savings and how to realise them However for an industry level evolution to lower consumption and costs support from providers authorities and government is required Adjusting shower and wash hand basin flows is a simple matter easily handled by the industry Grey water treatment requires a more widespread support from industry suppliers specifically engineers and architects who need to plan appropriate plumbing Current plumbing infrastructure in most hotels would need to be redone for grey water treatment to be adopted The MBB and MHRA therefore called on government and local authorities to further support the hotel industry by streamlining existing and new funding schemes to give more priority to in house grey water treatment projects An industry level shift to lower water consumption would address two local problems the local hotel industry

    Original URL path: http://www.investinginwater.org/News/A+third+less+water/2025 (2016-02-12)
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