Water utilities are at the forefront of climate change, as every impact derived from it –more intense and frequent rainfall, sea level rises, or drought – directly affect utilities’ operations. Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by water utilities not only makes economic sense, it’s also an environmentally and socially responsible action to lessen the impacts of climate change and build resilience over the long-term. How can we find a pathway for water utilities to reach carbon neutrality while improving their services and climate resiliency?
The WaCCliM Roadmap outlines an ambitious process in five general steps, which are intended to raise a utility’s awareness, capacity, and decision making abilities at each step. The ultimate goal is to empower utilities to start generating their own momentum towards low carbon, holistic, and sustainable futures. Several case studies will be presented to explore how utilities from developed and emerging economies are currently taking on innovations in different contexts.
Advisor | Water and Wastewater Companies
for Climate Mitigation (WaCCliM)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36 + 40