Male, Maldive - The National Water and Sewerage Policy was launched today by His Excellency Minister Thoriq Ibrahim at a ceremony held at Champa Central Hotel. Speaking at the ceremony Minister Thoriq expressed that the main objective of this new policy is to ensure access to safe water supply and adequate sewerage services by adopting cost-effective, environment friendly and appropriate technologies and strengthen legal framework. The new policy will encourage private sector investments in the sector and will facilitate in building capacity in the relevant institutions. This policy will also strengthen advocacy and…continue reading →
Male, Maldives - Certificates were awarded to the winners of World Water Day Photo Contest 2017, at a ceremony held at the Ministry this afternoon. The photo contest was held on occasion of World Water Day 2017 under the theme “Why Waste Water?”. The main objective of this photo contest was to highlight the importance of water resource management. This photo contest was also held in six other countries. In this photo contest, 45 photographs from 18 participants were presented to the Ministry and the photographs were judged by 03 experts of the…continue reading →
Male, Maldives - The Ministry of Environment and Energy launched a new "FENFAHI" national awareness campaign to sensitise the public to better water management and sanitation practices. The initiative was unveiled at the occasion of World Water Day 2017.
Aa. Thoddoo Island, Maldives - The President of the Republic of Maldives launched a new water supply system on AA. Thoddoo island today. The system will harness harvested rainwater and water desalination to meet the domestic water demands of the island, helping to protect the island fragile freshwater lens by reducing over-extraction of groundwater.
Male, Maldives – The Republique of Maldives has hosted the third Regional Steering Committee of the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in Atlantic and Indian Ocean (AIO) Small Islands Developing State (SIDS) project, from 25 to 27 October 2015, on the island of Lankanfinolhu, in North Male' Atoll.
Male, Maldives - A two days workshop on groundwater protection through sustainable integrated water supply systems was organised in Male. A demonstration project, which is to be implemented in Alifu Alifu atoll Thoddoo island, will pilot the system by harnessing rainwater and desalination to reduce overreliance on vulnerable groundwater while also promoting good practices to reduce and control groundwater pollution by agrochemical inputs.