A training workshop, hosted by the Water, Energy and Environment (WEE) Center at the University of Jordan in Amman from 23 to 26 January 2017, aimed to strengthen capacity building.
Representatives from water and wastewater companies in Jordan started the year with a training workshop that transferred knowledge and has built capacity on how water and wastewater utilities can address climate change. The water sector has the potential to become a leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) through energy efficiency, renewable energy production and recovery of nutrients. The training was organised by the project WaCCliM (Water and Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation). It focused on modelling hydraulic systems and assessing the climate and energy performance of water and wastewater utilities.
The water sector is increasingly being impacted by climate change. At the same time, it contributes up to 10 percent of global carbon emissions. Jordan is the world ́s third most water-scarce country. Energy consumption accounts for around 83 percent of Jordan’s national emissions and 15 % of these are attributed to the water sector. Water pumping is responsible for the majority of this consumption and is estimated to increase twofold by 2030. Jordan is therefore facing a long-term need to reduce its water and energy consumption.
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