The prolonged Water and Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation (WaCCliM) project has as its direct counterpart the National Water Commission (CONAGUA) 2019-2022, in accompaniment with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The project is part of the German Development Cooperation (GIZ), through the International Climate Initiative (IKI) in collaboration with the International Water Association (IWA).
In this extension, WaCCliM seeks to create a resilient and low-carbon water and sanitation sector, mainstreaming the mitigation and adaptation approach to climate change in the sector and improving the level of ambition for compliance with the National Determined Contribution (NDC), where the operating agencies (O.A) of the sector play a predominant role.
Being a global program, WaCCliM is implemented in Peru, Jordan and Mexico, with the objective of promoting the exchange of experiences between these countries. Based on the good results obtained during the first phase of the project, the lines of work on stakeholder awareness, capacity development and strengthening of operating agencies at the local level will be continued.
Some of the activities planned for Mexico include to continue working with pilot projects in operating agencies; encouraging the use of the Energy Performance and Carbon Emissions Assessment and Monitoring (ECAM) Tool; technical support for the implementation of OA measures such as: energy efficiency in pumping processes, identification of water losses in distribution systems, or reduction of direct methane emissions in wastewater treatment.
At federal level, it seeks to promptly assist CONAGUA in identifying opportunities within the OAs with climate actions aimed at complying with the sector’s NDC.
Finally, as an innovative element, it seeks to insert the digital technology and climate risk analysis component for service providers in the water and sanitation sector in order to achieve a more significant impact on climate change adaptation.
To closely monitor the progress of the program, please refer to the IKI Alliance MX website.