May 07, 2018 7:30 PM
Manuel Sapiano
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.