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Chadwick Lakes are considered to be one of the most sought-after natural locations in the Maltese islands. The singular water-dependent environment, which one can enjoy at this site, is a result of both natural hydrogeological features of the area which convey both surface and underground water to this valley system, as well as the infrastructural interventions undertaken along Wied il-Qlejjgha between the 1880s and the 1940s with the intention of creating a water catchment area for agricultural irrigation purposes.
During this presentation, the speaker will discuss how this current project at Chadwick Lakes seeks to restore the valley’s ecology and recreate the water catchment potential of the valley system. Long-years of neglect have led the valley to be invaded by alien flora and fauna, which have severely limited the extent of indigenous species. The rehabilitation works aim at creating the necessary space and conditions for indigenous species to thrive, take over and, therefore, recreate the natural ecological landscape of the Maltese valley system.
Led by the Energy and Water Agency and co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund, the Chadwick Lakes rehabilitation project aims to facilitate safe access along the valley with the aim of raising awareness on the key ecological, cultural and infrastructural features which characterise this unique valley system.
Please note the local start times:
17:00 hours (UK Time), 18:00 hours (European Summer Time)
Chief Executive Officer at Energy and Water Agency (EWA)
Manuel is the Chief Executive Officer of the Energy and Water Agency (EWA) within Malta’s Ministry for Energy, Enterprise, and Sustainable Development. In this role, he coordinates a team of experts with responsibilities for the formulation, evaluation, monitoring and implementation of national policies concerning the use of energy and water in a sustainable manner and the formulation of plans to meet National and EU energy and water resources management targets. Mr. Sapiano is a hydrogeologist, with specific specialization in island and coastal hydrology.
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