Action C.8: Development of a Managed Aquifer Recharge Scheme in the Pwales Groundwater Body
The application of a MAR scheme in the Pwales aquifer system is the first case of the application of MAR techniques on a groundwater body scale in the Maltese Islands. The proposal might therefore generate perceptions/negative reactions from existing groundwater
users in the groundwater body, who might fear that the scheme will negatively affect groundwater quality/yields from their wells. Any issues in this regard should be highlighted by the results of preparatory Action A.4 on the stakeholder assessment and perception survey.
The main expected results under this action are increased understanding of the hydro-geological characteristics of
the Pwales groundwater body and improved quantitative and qualitative status conditions in the Pwales groundwater body.