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|
|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|
|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)|