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Water & Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation (WaCCliM)

2017 - 2020 • International Water Association (IWA)

Purpose

Towards Carbon Neutrality for the Water Cycle (Mexico, Peru, Thailand)

Activities

Climate change is aggravating the challenges that water and wastewater utilities face. At the same time the supply of water and the treatment of used water lead to substantial greenhouse gas emissions. This is partly on account of water losses and higher than necessary energy consumption. WaCCliM, the Water and Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation Project, supports utilities on the path towards climate neutrality, while engaging with national governments and the international water and climate community.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the International Water Association (IWA) are working together with their partners from Mexico, Peru and Thailand on the WaCCliM project to improve the carbon balance of water and wastewater utilities in the three countries and beyond.

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Location of main activity

Objectives

The greenhouse gas balance of drinking water and wastewater utilities in Jordan, Mexico, Peru and Thailand has improved due to the introduction of greenhouse gas reducing measures whilst maintaining at least constant performance.

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Capacity development East Asia & Pacific German government International NGO Latin America & Caribbean Political processes and institutional aspects Renewable energies and climate change Specific to one or several countries

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International Water Association
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United Kingdom


The International Water Association (IWA) is an organisation that brings together people from across the water profession to deliver equitable and sustainable water solutions for our world. Water underpins every aspect of human and environmental existence. The severe water challenges facing the world today require an unprecedented global response. IWA members and staff are situated in 130 countries worldwide, forming the largest international network of water professionals working towards a water wise world. Innovative, solutions- and service- oriented, we work across a range of areas that contribute to the progression of water management worldwide. Our programmes develop research and projects focused on solutions for water and wastewater management; we organise world-class events that bring the latest science, technology and best practice to the water sector at large; we work to place water on the global political agenda and to influence best practice in regulation and policy making; and we provide services to IWA’s global membership. For more information and full lists of projects, events, publications, communities, blogs, news and learning services, visit: http://www.iwa-network.org/

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