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Timetable for the formulation of Malta’s 3rd Water Catchment Management Plan


Mur għall-verżjoni Maltija
From: Ministry for Energy and Water Management​
​(Energy and Water Agency​)​
​Published on: 15 February 2019
​Running till: 28 June 2019
​Last Updated: 1 July 2019
1.        Background

Under the implementation process of the EU’s Water Framework Directive (WFD), Malta is required to prepare its 3rd River Basin Management Plan (3rd RBMP) for the third cycle of implementation of the WFD by the 22nd March 2022.  The River Basin Management Plan provides a status assessment of inland and coastal waters in the Maltese islands, and identifies the measures necessary to enable the progressive achievement of good status conditions in these water bodies.  In addition, the EU Floods Directive also requires the development of the 2nd Flood Risk Management Plan (2nd FRMP) which will need to be finalised by the same date.  The 2nd FRMP focuses on the reducution of adverse risks to human health, the environment, cultural heritage and economic acitvity resulting from significant flooding events

he process leading to the formulation of these two management plans includes an extensive stakeholder consultation process, in order to ensure that these plans give due consideration to stakeholders’ expectation for the national water environment.  The Directive requires three specific consultation phases focusing on the timetable for the formulation of the plans, the identification of Significant Water Management Issues and the Draft Plans.  

n line with the implementation timeline of the 3rd RBMP and 2nd FRMP, the Energy and Water Agency and the Environment and Resources Authority have developed the timetable for the formulation of the plans, and interested stakeholders are being invited to send their submissions on the proposed timetable by the 28th June 2019.

Consultation Questions

Stakeholders were invited to provide:
  1. Feedback on the proposed timetable, and
  2. ​​Suggestions on consultation tools which the Agency can use to enable a broader reach of the general public or stakeholder groups
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Submission of input

Submissions were sent in through the following channels:
By email:
By post:         Water Framework Directive Consultation
                     Energy and Water Agency
                     WSC Head Office,
                     Qormi Road,
                     ​Luqa  LQA9043

Submissions were received by 28 June 2019.                                 
We thank you for your input.
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