LIFE Integrated Project


The LIFE Integrated Project (LIFE IP) is supporting the implementation of Malta’s 2nd River Basin Management Plan (RBMP) and the achievement of the environmental objectives of the Water Framework Directive. The Integrated Project is led by the Energy and Water Agency, and sees the participation of the following partners:

  • Environment and Resources Authority
  • the Ministry for Energy and Water Management
  • the Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development, and Climate Change
  • the Water Services Corporation
  • the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects
  • the University of Malta
  • the Ministry for Gozo.

The actions under the LIFE IP are also contributing to the achievement of the objectives of other EU Directives such as the Drinking Water Directive, the Groundwater Directive, the Floods Directive, the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, the Habitats Directive, and the Bathing Water Directive. The LIFE IP is also supporting the process leading to the formulation of Malta’s 3rd River Basin Management Plan.

Through its various actions, the project is currently providing coordinated support towards the optimization of water demand (increasing awareness and efficiency in use), the development of sustainable use conditions for a diverse range of water resources (rainwater and groundwater), increased efficiency in the national water cycle through the support of wastewater re-use, and optimizing the management and protection of surface and coastal water bodies.

During the first phase of the project (2018-2019) several ‘Preparatory Actions’ were carried out, with the aim at addressing identified gaps in Malta’s water management framework as well as educational and awareness campaigns.

During the second phase (2020- 2021) many actions addressed to the general public will be launched, including the Household Water Consumption Audits, the Eco-label Scheme a Water App. At the same time, technical studies will be carried on, such as the implementation of demonstration actions on Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems and Valley Management Plans.

If you want to know more about the specific actions of the LIFE-IP RBMP Project please visit the project website at:

“Do you want to know more about the LIFE-IP RBMP-MALTA  (“Optimising the implementation of the 2nd RBMP in the Malta River Basin District”)?

Please find all the information at the following link:

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