Water Pathways to Reduce Energy Use and GHG Emissions

03nov4:30 pm5:30 pmWater Pathways to Reduce Energy Use and GHG Emissions4:30 pm - 5:30 pm OrganiserWater Pavilion

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Energy is integral to all aspects of water systems, including the collection, treatment, delivery, use in buildings, and wastewater management. The energy footprint also has important implications for the emissions of greenhouse gases, especially in cities ‰ÛÒ a gap that has been largely overlooked in policy and practices for climate mitigation.
This session highlights new research and perspectives that illustrate the substantial opportunities to reduce water-related energy use and GHG emissions in an integrated manner. Water efficiency, system decarbonization, improved selection of water supply and treatment options, and electrification of key components of the water system are just a few examples to address this challenge. In addition to their mitigation benefits, most of these also support water and systemic resilience, which are essential conditions for the future of our cities. The discussion will explore key questions on how to operationalise this approach, including: How to enable systems transformation? How can cities and communities take action?



(Wednesday) 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm