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Greenhouse Gas and Energy Co-Benefits of Water Conservation

Date Published: 2009

Full Reference:

Maas, C., 2009. Greenhouse Gas and Energy Co-Benefits of Water Conservation. Water Sustainability Project. University of Victoria.
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Meeting Ontario’s commitment to slow the progression of climate change will take more than changing light-bulbs. It will require all sectors to diligently look for opportunities to reduce waste and increase efficiency. This study, the first of its kind in Canada, suggests a significant untapped opportunity exists for water conservation to reduce energy, save municipal dollars and mitigate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions:

“The energy savings associated with pumping 20% less water in 2029 could achieve a whopping 34% of the reported energy reduction potential for Ontario municipalities” (Maas 2009).

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Page last updated: 05/11/2009