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Title: Water catchment and the connected effects : the case of Malta
Authors: Scicluna Laiviera, Ian
Keywords: Natural resources -- Malta
Rain and rainfall -- Malta
Water conservation -- Malta
Watersheds -- Malta
Water resources development -- Malta
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Recorded history is littered with the struggles that humanity and past civilisations had to contend with to bring about the current present civilization. For all our advancements in technology and scientific achievements, we seem to take a relaxed approach to the safekeeping and management of our surrounding environment. With the onset of issues such as growing population density, potential threats from emerging pollution, carbon emissions and climate change, the world is changing as are our priorities. This thesis explores the realisation for Malta, that, while devoid of many natural resources, it still receives a significant amount of rainfall that has great potential for sustainability and positive effects. The study takes into account the interconnected effects and variables that would be enhanced while also gauging the limitations that are present and perceived in realizing the potential of rain water harvesting. Through the analysis of present secondary quantifiable data as well as in-depth specialized interviews with water experts, the phenomenon of water catchment and its effects and constraints are assessed. The major findings presented an improvement in terms of laying the field for tackling new possibilities on how to stretch water resources. The interviews revealed the necessity of intensive educational campaigns to close gaps and raise awareness across the board. With the onset of the Second Cycle for the European Water Framework Directive a gauged implementation of water catchment using micro as well as macro approaches could bring about compounded beneficial effects.
Description: EXECUTIVE M.B.A.
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacEma - 2013

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