Energy Performance and Carbon Emissions Assessment and Monitoring (ECAM) Tool

Developer or Source: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), International Water Association, The Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA)

Energy Performance and Carbon Emissions Assessment and Monitoring (ECAM) Tool assesses greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption or intensity of the urban water cycle that are within the operational boundaries of water and wastewater companies to highlight emission reduction opportunities and prepare these utilities for future reporting needs on climate mitigation” ECAM was developed to be consistent with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories and peer-reviewed literature. It offers a transparent and sound approach for emission calculation within the water sector. ECAM helps link Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of mitigation actions in the water sector to the national level.

Region: Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Global
Sectors and Topics: Urban, Waste Management, Water
Scale: National, Project-Level
Expertise Level: Generalist
Resource Type: Analysis Tools
Cost: No
Guidance: User Manual: http://wacclim.org/ecam/help_pdf/ECAM_2.0_Manual_170822.pdf (English, French, Spanish, Thai)
Inputs Needed: Energy consumed, volume of abstracted water, and volume of treated water
Outputs Provided: Greenhouse gas summary: total emissions and opportunities to reduce GHGs
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Other
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