How to tackle inefficiencies in water services in a low-carbon future?

Water and Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation (WaCCliM) Integrated water management

Target Audience

Utility staff worldwide, with a particular focus on utilities in emerging economies; water professionals advising utilities or aspiring to become advisors on climate mitigation; climate professionals interested in carbon accounting.


Climate change is aggravating the challenges that water and wastewater utilities face. At the same time the supply of water and the treatment of used water lead to substantial greenhouse gas emissions. This is largely due to water loss and inefficiencies in the urban water systems. In this webinar the participants will learn about the “Energy performance and Carbon Emissions Assessment and Monitoring (ECAM) tool. This free open-source, web-based tool informs water and wastewater utilities on which solutions across the urban water cycle have the biggest impact to improve their service, while reducing emissions in and potentially lowering costs.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

– Understand the interrelation between climate change and the water cycle.
– Learn how to use the ECAM tool to identify opportunities that can help utilities improve their service performance.
– Understand the purpose, functionalities, types of data and results analysis, which will be illustrated via case studies.
– Get started on the use of the ECAM tool and consider using it in their professional activities.


Aaron Burton, Director of Policy and Innovation, Waterwise


  • Lluis Corominas, Research Scientist, Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA)
  • Carlos Espino, Project Manager, Watergy
  • Jose Porro, Founder Cobalt Water Global