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Water Quiz

submitted by Mater Boni Consilii St. Joseph Paola : Haley Cassar  for 11-14
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This article was written to report what happened during the Water Quiz that was organised by HSBC Catch the Drop Campaign that occurred on the 15th of March 2016.

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The Beach Trap

submitted by Maria Regina Mosta Girls Secondary : Casey Mifsud, Samira Axiak, Winona Attard McCarthy  for 11-14
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Attract the dragon to keep mosquitoes away

submitted by Cospicua St Margaret College Boys' Secondary Verdala : Luke Agius  for 15-18
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Neptume Project in Dock 1, Cospicua is an innovative and sustainable project meant to purify waste sewage water to irrigate the green areas of the promenade. However, the pond water used in the phytoremediation process can attract mosquitoes with the risk of spreading the Zika virus. Therefore, attracting dragonflies to the ponds can be a safe and natural way of controlling mosquitoes. Dragonflies might look like scary biters but in fact they can only harm mosquitoes. So planting proper plants in ponds can easily attract adult dragonflies which feed on adult mosquitoes. Dragonflies will also breed their larvae called “nymphs” in the ponds to feed on mosquito larvae. To guarantee this natural process, the ponds must be shallow at one end and deep at the other end respectively with more aquatic plants and flat rocks surrounding them. Dragonfly insects can help us keep the mosquito population in Cospicua under control.



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Promoting wellbeing across the Commonwealth at the EkoSkola Young People’s Environmental CHOGM Summit held in Malta

submitted by Cospicua St Margaret College Boys' Secondary Verdala : Merton Pace, Moses Galea  for 15-18
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On Friday, 20th November 2015 over 250 students participated in the EkoSkola Young People’s Environmental CHOGM Summit held at the Dolmen Hotel in Qawra to promote the wellbeing across the Commonwealth countries. The general theme selected for this summit was; ‘Ensuring a good quality of life for present and future generations’ and the sub-themes for discussion included: Education for all, Clean and safe water for all, Eradicating poverty, Promoting freedom of expression, The role of women, Religious diversity and Conflict resolution.

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Superhero NEPTUME – an innovative project to purify and reuse wastewater

submitted by Cospicua St Margaret College Boys' Secondary Verdala : Leon Piscopo, Luke Agius, Moses Galea, Samuele Verde  for 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, website
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Neptume (No-Discharge Energy-Efficient Prototype for the Treatment of Urban Municipal Effluent) project in Dock 1 in Cospicua is a very innovative project trying to purify waste water to be able to irrigate the plants planted along the promenade of the town. Through this process, the planted aquatic plants purify water from nitrates and phosphates, reduce Carbon dioxide and release Oxygen. However, prior to undergoing phytoremediation, the entire process primarily needs to undergo an MBBR (Moving Bed Bioreactor) process and MBR (Membrane Bioreactor) process.

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