Action C.13: Restoration of one of the coastal wetlands
Coastal wetlands constitute a scarce habitat in Malta supporting specialised biota and associated with regulation and maintenance services as well as cultural services. This measure will address the assessment and restoration of biodiversity and hydromorphological elements pertaining to coastal wetlands, with specific reference
to the Ballut ta’ Marsaxlokk wetland through water quality analysis, the study of current hydrological regimes and associated coastal erosion processes for this water body typology, thereby enabling the identification of the possible interventions and alternative solutions targeting the restoration of coastal wetlands.
The main expected result from this action is the elaboration and implementation of interventions targeting the restoration of hydrographical regime of the coastal wetland, the reduction in coastal erosion, alien plant eradication
programme, a visitor management plan, monitoring programmes for listed habitats and check the water quality parameters in line with the requirements of the Habitats Directive and Water Framework Directive.