The National Conference “A Future for Industrial Heritage in Malta” was a significant event that took place recently and was organized by the Industrial Heritage Platform at the University of Malta. The conference aimed to bring together experts and stakeholders in the field of industrial heritage conservation, preservation, and adaptive reuse to discuss the current challenges and opportunities in preserving Malta’s industrial heritage.

 

WSC’s Role

One of the key highlights of the conference was the presentation by Mr. Sigmund Galea, an engineer representing the Water Services Corporation (WSC). Mr. Galea gave an overview of the WSC’s heritage and its significance to Malta’s industrial history. The WSC is responsible for the complete drinking and wastewater cycle in the Maltese Islands., and its history and operations are closely tied to the island’s industrial heritage.

WSC engineer, Sigmund Galea, delivering a presentation on the organization's industrial heritage at a conference on preserving Malta's industrial heritage

The conference also featured presentations by other experts in the field, including architects, engineers, and heritage conservationists. The discussions centered around the challenges of preserving industrial heritage sites, such as the need for adaptive reuse, balancing preservation with economic and social development, and the importance of community engagement in the preservation process.

The conference also provided an opportunity for stakeholders to network and exchange ideas on best practices in industrial heritage conservation. The conference was a valuable platform for raising awareness and promoting the preservation of Malta’s industrial heritage, which is an important aspect of the country’s cultural identity.

WSC engineer, Sigmund Galea, delivering a presentation on the organization's industrial heritage at a conference on preserving Malta's industrial heritage

Our Commitment

The WSC is honored to have participated in this important event, and we believe that it is crucial for organizations like ours to take an active role in preserving Malta’s industrial heritage. We are committed to working with other stakeholders to ensure that the industrial heritage of Malta is protected for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.

Overall, the National Conference “A Future for Industrial Heritage in Malta” was a successful event that brought attention to the importance of preserving Malta’s industrial heritage. We look forward to future events and collaboration to continue the conversation and progress in this field.

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