People had the opportunity to see a model of an innovative rainwater harvesting system at a recent Eco-Gozo exhibition at the Gozo Ministry in Victoria.
The system includes the installation of modular tanks in schools to collect rainwater that will be used for toilets, thus decreasing demand for fresh water supply in schools.
The project is part of the Alter Aqua Programme that involves the installation and reinstatement of non-conventional water resources.
The exhibition also included educational hands-on interventions and resources implemented in schools by Ekoskola/ Nature Trust Malta in collaboration with the Mediterranean Information Office for Environment Culture and Sustainable Development.
Stakeholders in the Alter Aqua Programme include Global Water Partnership Mediterranean, the Gozo Ministry, the Eco-Gozo Project and the Coca-Cola System in Malta.
The programme, with special focus on schools, also includes educational hands-on interventions in schools, teacher-training seminars, capacity-building workshops for local authorities and training for local technicians, and raising awareness about sustainable water use.