Workshop at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

Room 8, Wednesday 19 Sept 2018, 13:30-15:00



This interactive workshop will be an opportunity for urban leaders to share experiences on what can drive utilities to adopt a low-carbon mind-set in their planning.  Climate change is directly impacting the availability and quality of water, and posing an increasing burden on cities to maintain water security. While water services have to cope with the impacts of climate change, they also contribute to global emissions from energy consumption, as well as nitrous oxide and methane emissions in wastewater systems. By upscaling the implementation of low carbon, low energy solutions, the water sector can leverage the co-benefits of climate adaptation and mitigation. In particularly in emerging economies, where emissions are the highest due to a large portion of untreated or poorly treated sewage, climate mitigation efforts will have the most impact. The WaCCliM project aims to drive this mind-set shift towards Low-Carbon utilities in emerging economies and will share pilot experiences from Peru, Mexico, Jordan and Thailand.

Target audience:

  • Primary audience will be water and wastewater utility leaders (executive staff or managers) or City executive staff working with the urban water management.
  • Secondary audience will be water professionals at large attending the congress (non-leadership positions)


  1. Participants are more aware of the opportunity of a low carbon future for their organization and will be convinced of the necessity to adopt a “low-Carbon” mindset  .
  2. Participants have some ideas of how to convince their organisation to initiate a low-carbon transition, if needed.
  3. Participants have a go-to resource for initiating a low-carbon transition of their utility (or the utility they mandate/support) (e.g.: WaCCliM expert pool, knowledge platform, roadmap, WS series)
  4. Participants will learn about the WaCCliM roadmap at a high level, and are encouraged and energised to assign the right colleagues to learn more operationally about how to apply the WaCCliM roadmap in their organization, and sign up for follow up workshops.