The Project Design
The WaCCliM project works across local, national and international levels, and engages with national stakeholders around water utilities in Jordan, Mexico, Peru and Thailand. WaCCliM aims at:
- Building capacity and strengthen public sector institutions and policies
- Leveraging financial resources for a low carbon climate resilient water sector
- Implementing scalable projects that measurably reduce GHGs
- Disseminating ‘lessons learned’ and promote replication and upscaling of GHG reduction approaches on the national, regional and international levels
At the local level, WaCCliM supports pilot utilities to reduce their carbon footprint through energy consumption reduction, energy and nutrient recovery, water reuse and water loss reduction. Operational improvements aim to generate spin-off benefits such as direct savings in energy bills as well as other cost and efficiency savings. To achieve this, pilot companies are supported by project experts who conduct baseline studies, options studies and trainings. They also facilitate knowledge exchange between the pilot companies, other utilities and associations. At the national level, WaCCliM works with policy makers in partner countries to improve the regulatory and policy framework to strengthen public sector institutions and develop policies for financing and implementing climate mitigation measures in the water sector. At the international level, WaCCliM develops and scales-up knowledge on water and climate mitigation through the Energy Performance and Carbon Emissions Assessment and Monitoring (ECAM) tool, the WaCCLiM Catalogue of Solutions, as well as conferences and events. Effective implementation helps advocate for improved financing mechanisms, and political incentives to replicate the successes of pilot utilities in partner countries and elsewhere.
The WaCCliM Roadmap
Emissions from the water sector are typically assessed in a fragmented way under different urban sectors. WaCCliM offers water utilities a roadmap to carbon neutrality, guiding them to increase awareness, assess their situation, identify measures to be implemented, and monitor progress. The Energy Performance and Carbon and Monitoring (ECAM) Tool is a cornerstone to the roadmap. ECAM evaluates efficiency and accounting for greenhouse gas emissions of the urban drinking water supply and wastewater systems. It allows utilities to identify areas of opportunity for energy efficiency, costs savings and GHG reductions, as well as opportunities for operational and service level improvements.
WaCClim Case Studies
- Case Study Jordan // How Madaba’s Water and Wastewater Utility is finding innovative Solutions to operational Burdens while reducing Carbon Emissions
- Case Study Thailand // How Chiang Mai’s Wastewater Utility is Building Capacity on Sustainable and Innovative Solutions to reduce its Carbon Footprint.
- Case Study Peru // Planning locally, impacting globally – How Water and Wastewater Utilities in Peru are Facing Climate Change
- Case Study Mexico // How Guanajuato’s Water and Wastewater Utilities are tackling Climate Change through Efficiency Optimization and Renewable Energy Production