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As of: July 2017

Water and Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation (WaCCliM)

Objective and activities

The project is helping to reduce the carbon footprint of water and waste water utilities in Jordan, Mexico, Peru and Thailand. To this end, it is implementing technologies in pilot companies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as water loss reduction systems, energy-efficient pumps, biogas generation and fertiliser production from wastewater. At national level, the project advises the countries in developing financial mechanisms and political frameworks for replicating demonstration projects. Knowledge exchange between the pilot companies and national and regional associations as well as a web-based knowledge platform facilitate the further development and dissemination of technologies that reduce greenhouse gases. In this way, the project also helps to improve climate change mitigation strategies for water and waste water utilities and to disseminate them internationally.

State of implementation/results

  • Selection of water and sanitation companies and pilot systems based on developed criteria
  • Baseline studies to quantify GHG mitigation potential and analysis of the political/institutional frameworks
  • Option studies to develop measures for GHG reduction based on the available technologies adapted to local conditions
  • Water and sanitation companies advised on identifying, financing and implementing model projects
  • Advisory services on the development of monitoring systems for measuring success
  • Advisory services on country-specific financing mechanisms for implementing climate-friendly technologies and preparation of bankable projects
  • Development of international guidelines and fact sheets
  • Establishment of an internet-based learning and information platform for the CO2 neutrality of water and sanitation companies
  • Implementation of the NDC in the water sector supported
  • Development of the Energy performance and Carbon Assessment and Monitoring (ECAM) tool
  • Training of staff of the pilot water and sanitation companies in applying and operating climate-friendly
  • technologies conducted as well as in using the tool conducted in the partner countries and others ones
  • project presented on international events, meetings and conferences (e.g. Side Event at COP22, IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition 2016)

Project data

Global: Jordan, Mexico, Peru, Thailand

Partner institution:

Jordan: Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ); Mexico: National Water Commission (CONAGUA), Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT); Peru: Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation; Thailand: Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)

Implementing organisation:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

BMUB grant:
€ 6,500,000

12/2013 till 05/2019


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