Experiential Learning Master Class
A 2-day Master Class on Experiential Learning will be held in October 2016 at the Institute of Water Technology. This Master Class will be delivered by Professor Colin Beard, author of The Experiential Learning Handbook. For more information including prices and to download the application form click here.
NEREUS COST Action meeting in Malta
On 16th – 17th March 2016, the NEREUS meeting was held at the Water Services Corporation’s Institute of Water Technology at Luqa Head Office. NEREUS (New and Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Wastewater Reuse) is a COST Action Initiative (ES1403). COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020.
The main objective of the COST Action NEREUS ES1403 is to develop a multi-disciplinary network to study the current challenges related to wastewater reuse practices. It specifically focuses on public health and environmental perspectives and on developing solutions for overcoming these challenges. NEREUS aims at enhancing and giving value to wastewater reuse, thus making major contributions to European scientific and technological excellence, the wider society and the economy.
The Action intends to:
- Deliver best-practice recommendations for wastewater reuse in irrigation, and solid scientific knowledge to stakeholders, policymakers and the public
- Develop unifrom means of assessing wastewater quality with respect to contaminants of emerging concern including antibiotic-resistant bacteria and resistance genes
- Establish specifications for technologies able to produce wastewater with minimal levels of such contaminants according to the needs of the reuse practice
- Compile valid and reliable information to be used in regulatory frameworks
This action brings together experts and researchers from thirty countries. Members come from various universities, institutes and organisations and also from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). Malta is represented by two Executive Directors within the Water Services Corporation who are presently working and promoting reuse initiatives locally.
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World Water Day 2016 Open Weekend
The Open Weekend held at the WSC premises in Luqa on 12th & 13th March 2016, saw hundreds of visitors learning about the various aspects of water production and security. On display were a number of stands highlighting important projects including “New Water” which will soon become a viable alternative source of high-quality second-class water for farming, industry, landscaping and others. Other WSC departments and/or initiatives such as the Laboratory, Infrastructure, Leakage Reduction, In-situ Chlorination were also present.
The event featured the HSBC “Catch the Drop” campaign as well as displays by Mcast, SEWCU and a number of family attractions.
Non-Revenue Water Conference
The Water Services Corporation has organised an international conference on he 15th and 16th of November 2012 to discuss Non-Revenue Water issues.
World-famous experts in the fields of NRW from the United Kingdom, Italy, Cyprus & France, as well as from the Water Services Corporation, delivered papers on a number of subjects aimed at reducing Non-Revenue Water losses.
The presentations can be downloaded from here.