Beneath the Surface: Investigating the Groundwater contamination in Malta's Tap Water

Beneath the Surface: Investigating the Groundwater contamination in Malta's Tap Water

In this edited version of the live stream, we will delve into the intricacies of Malta's groundwater and its impact on tap water quality.

Malta relies on groundwater for one-third of its tap water supply. However, recent studies have shown that all of Malta's groundwater resources fail to meet good quality standards.

The primary culprit behind this contamination is nitrates derived from agricultural activities. We discuss these and explore other contaminants, such as pharmaceuticals and industrial pollutants which are widespread in our water courses that feed our groundwater in Malta.

Additionally, we will address the issue of over-abstraction, which leads to a decrease in water levels and an increase in contaminants' concentration.

The references and links are all available in the PDF of the slide show below.

 

00:00 Intro

00:09 The River Basin Management Plan Read more

01:10 How much groundwater to reverse osmosis do we drink in Malta Read More about tap water in Malta

03:13 Groundwater sources failing qualitative analysis in Malta Read more about contaminate groundwater in Malta

04:23 The assessment of status of groundwater in Malta

05:12 Nitrates Read more

05:25 Chemical contamination

08:34 TAPP Water filters these contaminants in the reports Read more

See below for the PDF with links to all the reports mentioned in the recording.

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