Speaker Date Topic
Manuel Sapiano May 07, 2018 7:30 PM
Meeting the demand: ensuring a safe and sustainable water supply for all.

Talk will cover:   The management of water resources in the context of unavailability of natural water resources requires the development of specific implementation frameworks based on the conjunctive use of water demand and water supply augmentation measures.  The presentation explores how Malta’s 2nd Water Catchment Management Plan aims to optimise the management of water demand and water resources in Malta thereby addressing national water demand whilst ensuring sustainable use of natural water resources.

Manuel Sapiano works as Chief Policy Officer (Water) in the Energy and Water Agency (EWA) within Malta’s Ministry for Energy and Water Management. Within EWA, he leads the Water Policy Unit with responsibilities for the development of National Policies and Management Plans for the Water Sector, the identification of national priorities and the identification of the funding instruments required for their implementation, and the undertaking of National Water Conservation and Stakeholder Engagement Initiatives. Furthermore, he also coordinates the implementation process of EU related water legislation in the Maltese islands (including the Water Framework Directive, the Groundwater Water Directive and the Floods Directive), and in this role is currently coordinating the implementation process of Malta’s 2nd Water Catchment Management Plan.

Prof Conrad Thake May 21, 2018 7:30 PM
Envisioning the Orient – The Ottoman Muslim Cemetery in Malta

Prof. Conrad Thake is an architect and architectural historian. He graduated B.E.&A.(Hons.) from the University of Malta (1988) and pursued postgraduate studies at the University of Waterloo, Canada with an MA degree in Urban and Regional Planning (1991) and a Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, USA (1996).

He has co-authored with Dr. Quentin Hughes, the two volumes, Malta – The Baroque Island, (2003) and Malta – War & Peace, an Architectural Chronicle 1800-2000, (2005). Other books written by him include Contemporary Architecture in Malta, The Ottoman Muslim Cemetery in Malta, and Portals of Valletta. Thake has published in several prestigious international journals such as Abitare la Terra, L’Arca, Demetra, Muqarnas, Palladio, and Spazio e Società.

Thake is a Salzburg fellow and a Member of CICA - Comité International des Critiques d'Architecture / International Committee of Architectural Critics. He is currently an associate professor in the Art and Art History department within the Faculty of Arts, University of Malta.




David Franklin Jun 04, 2018 7:30 PM
Iceland, Land of Fire and Ice

Former Honorary Consul for Iceland in Montreal, Canada.

Alan Deidun Jun 25, 2018 7:30 PM

Details to follow.