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Decarbonisation in Urban Water Renewal

20 Apr 2022
Decarbonization in Urban Water Renewal AECOM.PNG

About the Thematic Forum

The water sector accounts for about 2% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and is expected to rise even more significantly by mid-century.

There is much work to be done to drive down the energy intensity of its processes, most notably in wastewater treatment. Water companies and businesses are called to significantly lower their energy consumptions, add renewable supplies and credibly offset where necessary, in order to meet the 2030 net-zero goal set by the water sector. This is also in line with the global drive to construct operate and refurbish urban water infrastructure in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

What the audience will learn

In this panel, major utilities operators and regulators will share their experience in identifying and implementing measures to reduce emissions, make treatment less energy-intensive and the opportunities to recycle the waste products to other sectors, as well as challenges – both from financial and regulatory perspectives. Operators who are in the net-zero water journey will find the discussion relevant as they will hear from those who have successfully pushed for new solutions as well as from companies that are just starting to implement the necessary changes.