Capabilities

ECAM (Energy Performance and Carbon Emissions Assessment and Monitoring) assesses greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption of urban water systems using data readily available to utilities.
It helps utilities identify areas for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing energy savings and reducing costs by improving overall efficiency.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Use ECAM to assess the greenhouse gas emissions of water and wastewater utilities at each stage of water supply and sanitation. The results are based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories and peer-reviewed literature.

Energy Performance

Use ECAM to evaluate where and how much energy is consumed across the stages of water and sanitation systems.

Monitoring

Use ECAM to monitor changes in greenhouse gas emissions or energy consumption of a utility. ECAM allows users to compare the greenhouse gas emissions of a utility over time and with those of other utilities.

Identifying Opportunities

Use ECAM to monitor changes in greenhouse gas emissions or energy consumption of a utility. ECAM allows users to compare the greenhouse gas emissions of a utility over time and with those of other utilities.

What are the Benefits:

ECAM is your first step towards a climate-smart and sustainable urban water management. It provides a starting point for reducing greenhouse gas emsissions and running a more efficient water facilitiy.

Based on IPCC

ECAM was developed to be consistent with the IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories and peer-reviewed literature.

Free and Open Source

ECAM can be freely used, copied or changed. Its source code is openly available on GitHub. We encourage people to improve or make suggestions how to improve the design of the software.

Secure

ECAM is secure and trustworthy. No information is ever stored on servers. All data entered and processed in ECAM can be saved locally on your computer.

Getting started with ECAM:

1) Gather information needed for assessing your utility’s carbon footprint.

2) Configuration: Input general information about the assessment you are conducting. Select the country  your utility is located in and which generation of the IPCC report you would like the assessment to be based on.

3) Inventory: Enter your utility data and get an overview of its greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and service performance indicators.

4) Results: See the total emissions and energy consumption by stage and greenhouse gas in tables or graphs. Download a report and view the Sankey diagram to see the flows of the greenhouse gases emitted in your system.

5) Compare Assessments: Compare the greenhouse gas emissions of your utility over time or with other similar utilities.

Fundamentals of ECAM 3.0

A simplied version of the ECAM inventory

ECAM’s inventory is devided into stages of water supply and sanitation. Any or all of the stages can be included in your assessment.

ECAM’s results tab display the greenhousegas emissions and energy use of the facility in tables, graphics, and diagrams. While the compare assessments tab allows users to compare years or facilities.

ECAM’s structure allows users to evaluate water supply and water sanitation, including sludge management and discharge.

Detailed instructions about ECAM 3.0 will be uploaded soon. Here are resources on ECAM 2.2 and 2.0:

Watch ECAM Video Tutorials for step-to-step guidance.

WaCCliM is pioneering mitigation and adaptation solutions in the urban water sector in Jordan, Mexico and Peru.

Water and wastewater utilities following the WaCCliM Roadmap are becoming sector leaders,
and are seizing the opportunity to become more efficient and effective in an uncertain future.

Meanwhile, utilities around the world are using ECAM to analyse
their energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions.