The AQUARES project looks into opportunities for the optimization of water reuse and thus ensuring that the water sector ties in with the EU’s principle for a circular economy. AQUARES does this through the identification and replication of sustainable and efficient practices that have been shared between the project partner consortia. Therefore, the objectives of the AQUARES project tie in well with Malta’s vision for the development of a resource efficient and sustainable water sector. This Action Plan, by identifying key opportunities, will therefore seek to establish links between best practices identified by project partners and the operative framework for wastewater treatment reuse in Malta.
The Action Plan will also compliment the Net-Zero Impact Utility Initiative which the Water Services Corporation has embarked on. This initiative will see the utility’s operative framework become more efficient both from a water supply perspective and also from an energy efficiency perspective and thus reducing the overall impact on the environment through the provision of water services and also improve the water quality being supplied.
The Action Plan has also been aligned with Malta’s 3rd River Basin Management process and the identified actions will form part of Malta’s 3rd RBMP which will guide the development of the local water sector during the period (2022-2027).