Carbon Reduction and Energy Efficiency in the Water and Wastewater sector (Webinar) – 20.03.2019

The linkages between water and energy consumption are significant. To produce energy, water is needed and, likewise, the provision and treatment of water requires the consumption of energy, in particular of electricity (ca. 60%). Reports and analysis demonstrated that the water sector is becoming more energy-intensive, while the energy sector is increasing its water-intensity. In 2014, 120 Mtoe of energy was used in the water sector only, and the growing global water use suggests that the numbers will be higher in the next years. Therefore, the potential to improve the energy efficiency in these processes is remarkable and the water-energy nexus has started to be increasingly included in projects. This webinar hosted by the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency presents a series of case studies by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) related to the water-energy nexus and the pathways to increase the rate of energy efficiency in the water sector. The covered case studies are the following:

  • Water & Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation (WaCCliM) – The Road Map for decarbonising water utilities and the Results of Madaba GHG Analyses.
  • Optimizing Kufranja Wastewater Treatment Plant – Export Initiative Supporting Environmental Technologies
  • Is Solar Pumping the Answer to WEF Nexus in the MENA Region? Case studies from Tunisia, Morocco and Jordan