An educational centre on the conservation of water was inaugurated on Friday the 21st 2017 in the Nigret Area of Rabat. The centre, called L-Għajn is furnished with educational interactive games on water, the most important element for life. The interactive educational games used in this centre are part of the Alter Aqua program which has been running in Malta since 2011. The project’s principal aim is to educate on the importance of water conservation, a scarce resource in Malta.
The Alter Aqua Non-Conventional Water Resources (NCWR) Program in Malta aims to advance the utilisation of rainwater harvesting, storm water management, greywater and treated wastewater reuse, as a sustainable way for water availability and climate change adaptation in the water scarce Maltese Islands. Alter Aqua was initiated by the Global Water Partnership Mediterranean (GWP-Med), in partnership with the Ministry for Gozo, the Eco-Gozo Project and GSD Marketing Ltd - the Coca-Cola System in Malta.
The Alter Aqua program has positively impacted the lives of 53,000 people in the Maltese Islands by collecting and reusing more than 16 million litres of water on an annual basis. Going beyond the infrastructure works the Alter Aqua project has a special focus on schools and the organization of educational campaigns aimed at raising awareness on the application of Non-Conventional Water Resources and sustainable water use. In this regard, through the Alter Aqua project, more than 13,000 students have been educated on sustainable development in schools, while 1228 teachers have been trained since 2011.
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