The LIFE Integrated Project Booklet
The LIFE Integrated Project (LIFE IP) is an eight-year project (2018-2025) led by the Energy and Water Agency and co-financed under the EU LIFE Programme which aims to support and optimize the implementation of the Water Framework Directive in Malta. This project will help towards better management of all water resources in the Maltese Islands. Mainly, the project will help the implementation of Malta’s 2nd River Basin Management Plan (RBMP), and the achievement of the environmental objectives of the Water Framework Directive. Furthermore, the proposed actions under the LIFE IP will also contribute to the achievement of the objectives of other EU Directives such as the Drinking Water Directive, the Groundwater Directive, the Floods Directive, the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, the Habitats Directive, and the Bathing Water Directive. The LIFE IP will also support the process leading to the formulation of Malta’s 3rd River Basin Management Plan.
The LIFE IP has been developed to ensure that the project eventually provides coordinated support towards the comprehensive achievement of the objectives of these Directives with actions focusing on the optimization of water demand (increasing awareness and efficiency in use), supporting the development of sustainable use conditions for a diverse range of water resources (rainwater and groundwater), supporting increased efficiency in the national water cycle through supporting wastewater re-use, and optimizing the management and protection of surface and coastal water bodies.
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