Event Description

Was held on 14th of April 2016 at the Malta College of Arts Science and Technology (MCAST) in Paola campus, (Malta) to assess agriculture, water resources and environment challenges.

The event was organised to discuss and identify the challenges and potential solutions of water resources management with a focus on the agricultural sector, and 22 Maltese Stakeholders were participating. The stakeholders were carefully selected to represent all actors involved in the water sector such as policy makers, water regulators, farmers, agro-industry, environmentalists, academics and researchers.

The workshop was successful as many participants were for the first time able to confront their opinions with other stakeholders representing different categories. Indeed, lack of coordination and cooperation to implement an effective water use strategy has emerged to be one of the major issues in Malta. Capacity building, lack of technical support, funds for research and infrastructure are also other major issues to be tackled.

Based on the outcome of this stakeholder meeting, it is now possible to develop a road map to tackle the water challenges in Malta taking into account the opinions and interests of different categories of stakeholders.

List of participants:

Dione Carmona Malta College of Arts, Science and Technologies -MCAST
Zona Ivanovic Farm Advisory Services Consortium – FASC Consortium
Alfred Baldacchino Freelance – Environmentalist
Anthony Sammut Farmer
Joe Cassar Farmers’ Central Co-operative Society – FCCS
Belinda Gambin Institute of Earth Systems University of Malta
Joseph Bartolo Malta College of Arts, Science and Technologies – MCAST
Noel Camelleri Producer – Magro Bros
Kriss Debono Agricultural officer – Gov
Alexander Borg Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure – MTI
Jonathan Falzon Winery producer
Noel Azzopardi Ministry for sustainable development, the environment and climate change


Michael Schembri SeWCU – Sustainable Energy & Water Conservation Unit- Meh -Gov
Denise Bartolo MCST – Malta Council for Science and Technology
Grerald Vella Vitimalta
Angele Mifsud Cooperatives board
Siebern Joseph Cooperatives board
Manuel Bartolo Tomato producer
Anthony Tanti WSC – Water Service Coorporation
Paul Refalo University of Malta
Louis Cassar University of Malta
Marco Dimech Directorate of Agriculture – DoA
Malcom Borg MCAST (Project coordinator)
Daniela D’Agostino CIHEAM-IAMB (Moderator)
Andrè Daccache CIHEAM-IAMB (Moderator)
Stephen Hallet Cranfield University (Rapporteur)
Ruben Sakrabani Cranfield University   (Rapporteur)
Raffaele Giordano National Research Institute – Water Research Institute – IRSA-CNR (EU expert)

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