One of the most important roles of WWTPs is the removal of nitrogen and phosphorous based nutrients, which otherwise, in large concentrations, leads to eutrophication of the receiving water bodies. In the later decades, EC’s nitrates directive and the Danish national water environmental strategies have hence led to a significant reduction of nutrients in the WWTP effluents.
The effects of climate change are most acutely felt through impacts on the water cycle and water-related extreme events.4 In order to ensure water for humans and the environment, while simultaneously meeting the world’s ambitious climate and development goals, decision makers and regulators will need to adopt a new paradigm for resilient water management that embraces the uncertain future ahead.
The document compiles eleven case studies from West African region, on various themes and issues in a work that summarises the key issues of water resources management, investment, water integrity, transboundary waters cooperation and climate change adaptation.
Although the structuring of the case studies is not the same, the data collection was done according to a single template by all the editors. The cases were developed and finalised according to the data available. This has the advantage of bringing out the specifities of each case with appropriate content.
Reuse and refurbishment of existing assets and materials is a great way to save capital carbon while meeting the changing demands of
The report is intended primarily for an audience of governments in delta countries: policy-makers, central and federal governments, and local governments including mayors and municipal councils. It aims to raise delta adaptation efforts up the political agenda by highlighting significant achievements and good practices where learning can be shared, supporting the policy dialogue on water adaptation and resilience, unlocking avenues for collaboration among policy-makers and technical advisors, and building awareness and capacity.
This book serves as a compilation of technical references, case examples and guidance for applying nature-based solutions for treatment of domestic wastewater, and enables a wide variety of stakeholders to understand the design parameters, removal efficiencies, costs, co-benefits for both people and nature and trade-offs for consideration in their local context. Examples through case studies are from across the globe and provide practical insights into the variety of potentially applicable solutions.
The Water Climate Discussion series is creating a space to come together and help the water sector build its leading role in addressing the climate crisis. The series is the result of close collaboration between water institutions who have come together recognizing climate change as an existential threat and wish to have a voice promoting a key message: water is climate.
This report has been produced based on the discussion lead by Lucien Damiba from WaterAid, Trevor Bishop of WRSE, and the participants’ interaction during the first discussion of the series: Adaptation and Resilience, on Thursday, 13 May 2021. Chapter numbers refer to chapter markers in the video recording of the discussion.
This case study analyses the greenhouse gas emissions of the water and wastewater systems of Madaba, Jordan under business-as-usual (BAU) conditions and applies the ‘Methodology to establish baseline emission scenarios’ developed by the WaCCliM project based on the Energy Performance and Carbon Emission Assessment (ECAM) tool.