Towards a Climate Neutral Water Sector: the Nordic Experience

International Water Association; DANVA CO2 footprint, nitrous oxide emissions, methane emissions, emissions reduction, wastewater utilities, climate action

Target Audience

Practitioners, engineers, consultants, students and researchers, suppliers, and operators, working with carbon accounting and emission reduction within the wastewater handling field.


This webinar series is being organized by IWA Climate Smart Utilities Initiative in partnership with DANVA.

With a focus on progress in the Nordic region, this webinar series will highlight the Nordic principles for a road towards a climate-neutral water sector, demonstrating some of the Danish national monitoring programmes for nitrous oxide and methane emissions and concrete actions by utilities. The series will also discuss collaborative efforts to maximise mitigation today.

The first webinar will highlight the main sources of emissions, the recent collaborative document on the Nordic Principles for moving towards a climate-neutral water sector, and highlight exemplary actions undertaken by Bergen Vann, a progressive water utility from Norway.

Learning Objectives

Following this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Engage with stakeholders at the local and national levels around GHG emissions in the water sector;
  2. Support with GHG accounting in a water utility;
  3. Develop insights into the monitoring and reduction of GHG emissions-knowing where to focus efforts;


Additional Resources

Q&A report: Available here

Webinar Presentation slides: Available here.

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