“Malta, despite being in the centre of the Mediterranean, suffers from lack of natural water resources, having no natural rivers or lakes, with the country’s freshwater supply stored in groundwater aquifers or through rainwater harvesting. The lack of natural resources is further exacerbated by the high population density, which leads to higher water demand. Given the increased pressure on the islands’ aquifer systems, sustainable water management is at the top of the Maltese Government’s political agenda.”

Country statement at the General Assembly on World Water Day, during the High Level Event for the Formal Launch of the International Decade for Action: “Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028.
UN Headquarters, New York, 22 March 2018