HSBC Award

Precious Water

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : EkoSkola Committee  for Age Group: 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): EkoSkola blog, noticeboard, other, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist, HSBC Award

The small village of Fontana lies on the outskirts of Victoria, also known as Rabat in Gozo. It became the ideal site for a settlement due to a number of fresh water springs in the area. Malta ranks in the top ten water scarce countries in the world and groundwater is one of the main sources of fresh water. It is such a pity that this precious water flowing generously in this settlement is no longer potable.



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The sad story of the sienja – or wind powered water pump – in Malta

submitted by St. Augustine College : Jake Zammit  for Age Group: 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): Exhibited at Action Planet exhibition, newspaper, other, school magazine, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist, HSBC Award

This article by Jake Zammit (Year 9 – St. Augustine College, Pieta’) talks about the plight of the sienja – or wind powered water pump – in Malta. A number of farmers and several entities were contacted regarding the topic. Gepostet von Grupp Eko Skola. Kulleġġ Santu Wistin am Samstag, 31. März 2018



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Aquifer Recharge at Maria Regina Regina College SS Mosta

submitted by Maria Regina College Secondary School Mosta : Hayley Cilia, Ilona Sciberras, Jessica Schembri, Kelly Vella, Nicole Fenech, Samira Axiak  for Age Group: 11-14
dissemination(s): school media, website
filed under Video Clips
awarded: Best Entry, HSBC Award

Water scarcity has always been an issue in the Maltese Islands. With the help of funds from the HSBC Catch the Drop Campaign and the expertise of Engineer Marco Cremona, the EkoSkola committee at Maria Regina College Secondary School Mosta decided to invest in a GEO-INF Infiltration project. Its purpose is to collect rainwater from the school roof where it is channeled through a drainpipe and into a tank. From the tank the water is filtered and passes through a borehole to replenish the water table.



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