On the 26th and 27th of October 2023, the GHAJN National Water Conservation Centre in Rabat, Malta, hosted a GREEN LAB organized by the Energy Water Agency – EWA of Malta, in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Di3A) of the University of Catania.
The Malta GREEN LAB is part of the GIFLUID Project (Green Infrastructures to mitigate FLood risks in Urban and sub-urban areas and to Improve the quality of rainwater Discharges), which is included in the INTERREG VA Italy-Malta 2014-2020 Program. Di3A of the University of Catania leads the GIFLUID project, with the collaboration of various partners, including the Energy Water Agency of Malta, the Technical Regional Department of the Sicilian Region, the Rabat Local Council of Malta, and the municipality of Aci Castello. The main goal of the project is to promote sustainable strategies for managing rainwater in urban and suburban areas through the use of nature-based solutions, such as green roofs, rain gardens, and permeable pavements.
The GREEN LAB aimed to create a meeting point for technicians and professionals from the cross-border territories of Malta and Sicily. This included representatives from the Energy and Water Agency, the University of Catania, the University of Malta, the American University of Beirut, Nature Trust Malta, among others. The goal was to identify shared strategies for managing runoff in urban and suburban areas using nature-inspired solutions, with special attention to certain urban areas in Malta and the metropolitan area of Catania.
For more information on the Unictmag article, visit the link https://www.unictmagazine.unict.it/gestione-delle-acque-piovane-aree-urbane-e-suburbane
To learn more about the event and the presentations made, visit GREEN LAB IN MALTA at the link https://www.gifluid.eu/2023/10/27/the-green-lab-in-malta/ and for the GREEN LAB IN CATANIA visit https://www.gifluid.eu/2023/07/10/green-lab-in-catania-design-of-nature-based-solutions-for-hydraulic-risk-mitigation-in-urban-and-sub-urban-contexts/