Baseline carbon emission assessment in water utilities in Jordan using ECAM tool

Motasem Saidan, Hussam J. Khasawneh, Hassan Aboelnga, Sureyya Meric, Ioannis Kalavrouziotis, Al sharifa H. Jasem, Bassam O. Hayek, Salam Al-Momany, Mohammad Al Malla, Jose C. Porro
  • Journal of Water Supply Research and Technology—AQUA, July 2019, IWA Publishing
  • DOI: 10.2166/aqua.2019.040

Baseline carbon emission assessment in water utilities in Jordan using ECAM tool

What is it about?

The water sector can make significant contributions to the Paris Agreement target of keeping global temperature rise to well below 2°, and the respective Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), although awareness of this opportunity is currently limited. ECAM tool, the world’s #first #holistic #tool to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions from urban water services ECAM was developed by the International Water Association, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA). ECAM is a central component of the #WaCCliM project, part of the International Climate Initiative.

Why is it important?

Water utilities are becoming sector leaders to provide water resilient services, and are seizing the opportunity to become more efficient and effective in an uncertain future. Water sector emissions are typically assessed in a fragmented way under different urban sectors. WaCCliM provides specific carbon accounting for the urban water cycle, and has delivered promising solutions to decarbonize the water sector.

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