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.

A potential solution to reduce the pharmaceutical contamination of surface water with the ultimate objective of GHGs emission reduction

The removal or degradation of pharmaceutical compounds present in the urine or other real wastewater matrices mixed or contaminated with urine is a foremost necessity due to the frequent notifications of various multi-drug resistance based disease outbreaks in whole biosphere. Thus, these compounds are subsequently required to be removed from the urine matrix before their dissolution into the bulk or sewage wastewater streams. Therefore, urine collection at source followed by in-situ or separate ex-situ treatment has been proposed to effectively treat a limited volume of concentrated pharmaceutical compounds present in a small batch. The additional benefit of this source separated urine treatment is the possibility of efficiently recovering nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium based nutrients.

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