Case Study Jordan: How Madaba’s Water and Wastewater Utility is Finding Innovative Solutions to Operational Burdens While Reducing Carbon Emissions

November 2018

The baseline assessment revealed many options for improving the utility’s daily operations and lowering the carbon footprint… The most promising… included measures to improve the service, reduce energy consumption and implement sludge management.

In Madaba, Jordan, the Miyahuna Water Company conducted a study to determine and address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its operations. Miyahuna operates both water and wastewater systems in the city. The GHG assessment was conducted using the Energy Performance and Carbon Emissions Assessment and Monitoring (ECAM) Tool. This highlighted that 90 per cent of energy consumption is linked to the extraction of drinking water.

This is part of a case study series, where the water–energy–climate nexus supports the transition towards a more sustainable and low-carbon urban management.

Additional details

PublisherGIZ & International Water Association
CountryJordan
ThemesClimate change, Mitigation
Citation

Waste and Wastewater Companies for Climate Change (2018) Case Study – Jordan: How Madaba’s Water and Wastewater Utility is Finding Innovative Solutions to Operational Burdens while Reducing Carbon Emissions, Eschborn: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and International Water Association

LanguageEnglish

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