Action C.9: Valley Management Plan
This action shall implement the outcome of the preparatory action A.8 on catchment modelling and aim to restore the hydrological functions of valley systems. The pilot projects will serve as case studies to monitor the effectiveness of the guidelines provided in the Master Plans Developed in the Catchment Modelling Action.
The pilot sites will be selected from the classification system exercise carried out in the Catchment Modelling Action, which will rank valleys and sub-catchments according to the provided ecosystem services and socio-economic values. At least one pilot project in Malta and another in Gozo will be carried out.
This action will result in pilot projects in Maltese Islands with a minimum of 15,000m² of watercourse (including habitats, hydrological functions, rural
infrastructure, cultural and recreational assets) restored. This shall be presented in a monitoring report and a maintenance/management plan report.