Water and Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation (WaCCliM)
This website discusses Peru’s GHG emissions, energy consumption, and water utilities. As Peru struggles to secure a reliable supply to meet user’s demand, more frequent and severe natural disasters pose an increasing burden on water utilities. Differences in altitudes require enormous amounts of energy to distribute the water and lead to high energy costs.
Droughts, intense rainfall or mudslides also affect drinking water and wastewater services, impacting the availability and quality of water, or damaging the utilities’ infrastructure. At the same time, providing drinking water to the population and treating wastewater are energy-intensive processes, and thus forming a significant part of a utility’s overall costs.