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Water and Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation (WaCCliM)

As of: October 2020

Objective and activities

Water and wastewater companies are among the major energy consumers in developing and emerging countries. In the partner countries of Peru, Jordan and Mexico, the project supports pilot companies in the use of greenhouse gas emission-reducing technologies, including measures to reduce water loss, energy-efficient pumps, biogas generation and fertiliser recovery from wastewater. At the national level, the project advises the countries on how to create financing mechanisms and political framework conditions, enabling more demonstration projects. Greenhouse gas-reducing technologies are further developed and disseminated through knowledge management between the pilot companies, national and regional associations and an Internet-based knowledge platform. In this way, the project contributes to the international dissemination and improvement of climate protection approaches for water and wastewater companies.

State of implementation/results

  • Selection of water and wastewater companies based on developed criteria
  • Baseline studies on GHG mitigation potential, political and institutional frameworks
  • Studies to develop measures for GHG reduction based on the available technologies adapted to local conditions
  • Water and wastewater companies advised on identifying, financing and implementing model projects
  • Advisory services on monitoring systems and on country-specific financing mechanisms for implementing climate-friendly technologies
  • Development of international guidelines and factsheets
  • Establishment of an internet-based learning and information platform for the CO2 neutrality of water and wastewater companies
  • Implementation of the NDC in the partner countries supported, cross-cutting water and energy
  • Development of the 'Energy performance and Carbon Assessment and Monitoring' (ECAM) tool and its training material
  • Training of more than 320 staff of water and wastewater companies in applying and operating climate-friendly technologies as well as in using ECAM in the partner countries and others ones
  • Reduction of energy and GHG emissions through optimization of operation and process of pilot plants, partly while increasing population connected to sewer system in Peru and Mexico
  • Development of NAMA for the water sector supported in Jordan
  • Project presented on national and international events, meetings and conferences (e.g. Side Event at COP22, IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition 2016, World Water Week in Stockholm in August 2017 and 2018, WWF8 in Brazil 2018, IFAT in Munic in May 2018, Arab Water Week Jordan 2019)

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Project data

Jordan, Mexico, Peru

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) - Mexico
  • Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation - Peru
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) - Thailand
  • Ministry of Water and Irrigation - Jordan
  • International Water Association (IWA)
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) - Mexico

BMU grant:
10.560.000,00 €

12/2013  till  12/2022


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