WaCCliM Hoja Informativa

La hoja informativa proporciona información sobre los antecedentes, el objetivo y el enfoque del proyecto “Empresas de Servicios de Agua y Saneamiento para la Mitigación del Cambio Climático” (WaCCliM). Presenta oportunidades para mejorar el balance de carbono de las Empresas de Agua y Saneamiento mediante la actualización de tecnologías y procesos gestión.

WaCCliM Fact Sheet

This factsheet provides information about the background, objective, goal and approach of the “Water and Wasterwater Companies for Climate Mitigation” (WaCCliM) project. It presents opportunities for improving the carbon balance of water and wastewater companies through updating technologies and management processes.

Agua y Clima | Hacia un Sector del Agua Resiliente y Neutro en Carbono

Para poder limitar el cambio climático a 1,5°C, es necesario que todos los sectores sean más ambiciosos en cuanto a sus objetivos de reducción de GEI. Sin embargo, en numerosos países las posibilidades de reducir las emisiones en el sector urbano del agua no se contemplan en las NDC para el debido cumplimiento del Acuerdo de París. El proyecto Empresas de Servicios de Agua y
Saneamiento para la Mitigación del Cambio Climático (WaCCliM) apoya a las empresas de agua y saneamiento para reducir su huella de carbono y adaptarse a los impactos del cambio climático. Mediante un enfoque intersectorial que abarca la mitigación y la adaptación, consideramos las implicaciones de los gases de efecto invernadero (GEI) en el nexo agua-energía-carbono.

El folleto “Agua y Clima” ofrece una visión general de los antecedentes, los objetivos, las metas y el enfoque del WaCCliM para lograr un sector del agua resiliente y neutro en carbono.

Linking Water and Climate | Towards a Carbon Neutral, Risk Resilient Water Sector

Limiting climate change to 1.5°C requires all sectors to increase their GHG reduction ambitions. In many countries, however, the opportunities to reduce emissions in the urban water sector are not included as part of the NDCs for the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement. The “Water and Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation” (WaCCliM) project supports water and wastewater utilities to reduce their carbon footprints and adapt to the impacts of climate change. Following a cross-sectoral approach that spans mitigation and adaptation, WaCCliM considers the implications of greenhouse gases in the water–energy–carbon nexus.

The “Linking Water and Climate” brochure gives an overview on WaCCliM’s background, objectives, goals and approach to achieve a carbon neutral, risk resilient water sector.

Introducción a la ECAM 2.2 | Libro de Ejercicios

El material “Introducción a la ECAM 2.2 | libro de ejercicios” incluye una introducción general, descripciones de características y elementos de la “Herramienta de Evaluación y Monitoreo del Desempeño Energético y las Emisiones de Carbono (ECAM)” . El documento contiene una serie de ejercicios que ayudan al lector a conocer y comprender las funcionalidades de ECAM. El lector es guiado a través de las diferentes etapas del ciclo urbano del agua desde la extracción, el tratamiento y la distribución de agua potable hasta la recolección, tratamiento y descarga de aguas residuales y la gestión de lodos fecales.

Introduction to ECAM 2.2 | Exercise Book

The Introduction to ECAM 2.2. | Exercise Book includes a general introduction to the ‘Energy Performance and Carbon Emissions Assessment and Monitoring Tool’ (ECAM), including descriptions of features and elements. Numerous exercises help the reader to get to know and understand ECAM’s functionalities. The reader is guided through the different stages of the urban water cycle from abstraction, treatment and distribution over collection, treatment, discharge and faecal Sludge management.

ECAM Methodology Guide

This document provides a detailed explanation on the theoretical background of the second version of the web-based “Energy performance and Carbon Emissions Assessment and Monitoring” (ECAM v2.2) tool. The main assumptions and the key considerations that form the basis of the tool are explained. An overview of variables, performance indicators and related equations, as well as benchmark values and references are given. Additionally, the manual helps users with evaluating different scenarios for specific system configurations.

How Chiang Mai’s Wastewater Utility is building Capacity on sustainable and innovative Solutions to reduce its Carbon Footprint

In the city of Chiang Mai, the WaCCliM project supports the Wastewater Management
Authority (WMA) in assessing opportunities to reduce its carbon footprint. A baseline
study identified the leaks of untreated wastewater, caused by fractured pipes in the
wastewater collection system, as the main source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
in Chiang Mai. A large amount of untreated wastewater is flowing directly into the
public canal. Because of this, the city is producing significant amounts of methane
(CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O), both gases with a larger global warming potential than
carbon dioxide (CO2). The emissions from direct discharge of untreated wastewater
account for 579,900 kg CO2 per year in the city.
The cooperation between WaCCliM and the WMA in Thailand has raised the
local awareness for the challenges in the wastewater sector and the need for
improvements in the urban water management in order to achieve resilient water
utilities. Therefore, knowledge transfer and capacity building are necessary for longterm
success and continuous progress.

Effective Utility Management – A Primer for Water and Wastewater Utilities

The Effective Utility Management: A Primer for Water and Wastewater Utilities (“Primer”) is designed to help water and wastewater utility managers make informed decisions and practical, systematic changes to achieve excellence in utility performance in the face of everyday challenges and long-term needs for the utility and the community it serves. This document distills the expertise and experience of utility leaders into a framework intended to help utilities identify and address their most pressing needs through an incremental, continual improvement management approach.

The Roadmap to a Low-Carbon Urban Water Utility

An international guide to the WaCCliM approach

The Roadmap to a Low-Carbon Urban Water Utility presents utility managers with an approach to address their most pressing challenges, while reducing carbon emissions through
measures that either have a return on investment through energy or water savings, or that correspond to planned investments as part of the asset management plan to maintain or improve their services. Utilities adopting this approach are contributing to a carbon-neutral future, by instigating a change of mind-set, not only in urban water management but also by inspiring all other urban services through sharing the risks and the urgency to act to avoid aggravated impacts of climate change, of which water utilities are among the first victims: water scarcity, flooding and deteriorated water quality

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