A carbon neutral urban water sector would contribute up to 20 percent of the four Gigatons of Nationally Determined Contributions, committed by countries to meet the internationally agreed upon target of below 2°C rise in global temperature in 2015. The pilot utilities working with WaCCliM are showing that there are many promising solutions that water and wastewater utilities can adopt to mitigate climate change, while improving their financial sustainability, public health and the environment.
The WaCCliM Roadmap provides water utilities with the vision, tools and resources to simultaneously reduce their water, energy and carbon footprints.
ECAM, assess your utility's energy performance and GHG emissions
The Energy Performance and Carbon Emissions Assessment and Monitoring Tool (ECAM) for water utilities, is a free web-based tool developed by the WaCCliM project. It helps utilities obtain an initial assessment of the GHG emissions from their drinking water and wastewater services. ECAM also provides a detailed assessment of GHG emissions, energy performance and service levels to identify areas with the highest potential for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Re-assess your performance, track progress and be ahead of the game when GHG emissions reporting becomes mandatory in your country of operations.
The WaCCliM Catalogue of Solutions
The Catalogue of Solutions looks at critical points of intervention across the full water cycle to reduce GHG emissions. It provides utilities with practical knowledge and information to identify locally tailored solutions. The guidelines facilitate the economic and technical feasibility of potential solutions so utilities can evaluate where investments will have the biggest impact.
WaCCliM learning modules have been developed to gain a good understanding of climate change impacts and emissions sources within the urban water sector, get familiar with the WaCCliM Roadmap and learn to apply the ECAM tool to assess the baseline performance of water utilities and monitor results. Each module contains relevant presentations, tutorials and supporting background information which can be downloaded for self-learning purposes, or used by experienced water professionals to provide training on-site.
Available online soon!
Case studies: WaCCliM pilot utilities
The WaCCliM project works across local, national and international levels, and engages with national stakeholders around four pilot utilities in Jordan, Mexico, Peru and Thailand. Water utilities working with WaCCliM are becoming sector leaders, and are seizing the opportunity to become more efficient and effective in an uncertain future.
As part of the roadmap for reducing water, energy and carbon footprints of the urban water cycle, the WaCCliM project will develop international guidelines to assist utilities in emerging economies reach an optimal water-energy-carbon balance.
Coming soon. Stay tuned!