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Greenhouse gas and energy co-benefits of water conservation

Author: Carol Maas; POLIS Project on Ecological Governance.
Publisher: [Victoria, B.C.] : POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, 2009
Series: POLIS research report, 09-01.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Maas; POLIS Project on Ecological Governance.
OCLC Number: 427512727
Notes: "March 2009."
Description: 1 online resource (33 pages).
Contents: Introduction to the water-energy nexus --
Energy for water in Ontario --
Climate change and the water-energy nexus --
Co-benefits of water conservation --
Introduction to the study --
Overview of energy inputs into the water use cycle --
Methodology --
Indirect energy for municipal water and wastewater provision --
The impact of water conservation on indirect energy --
Direct energy for water use --
Embedded energy to manufacture chemicals --
Carbon footprint of water use --
Results & discussion --
Indirect energy for municipal water and wastewater provision --
The impact of water conservation on energy --
Example case studies --
A water conservation program example --
A municipal example --
A provincial example --
An example for citizens --
Conclusions --
Appendix A: indirect energy for municipal water & wastewater provision --
Study basis --
Methodology for assessing indirect energy intensity --
Limitations of the methodology & analysis --
Summary of raw indirect energy intensity values --
Literature review of energy intensities --
Appendix B: impact of water conservation on indirect energy --
Methodology for assessing the impact of water conservation on indirect energy --
The relationship between water and energy use --
Methodology for calculating water conservation indirect energy intensities --
Limitations of the methodology --
Appendix C: direct energy for water use --
Methodology for calculating direct energy intensities --
Appendix D: embedded energy in chemicals --
Methodology for calculating the embedded energy in chemicals --
Raw embedded energy intensity of chemicals --
Impact of water conservation on embedded energy --
Appendix E: carbon footprint of water use --
Methodology for calculating the carbon footprint of water use --
Limitations of the methodology --
Literature review of the carbon footprint of water use --
Appendix F: sample calculations --
A water conservation program example --
City of Guelph case study --
Province of Ontario case study --
An example for citizens --
Appendix G: glossary of terms & acronyms --
Appendix H: references.
Series Title: POLIS research report, 09-01.
Responsibility: by Carol Maas.
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