News and Views

Advancing Understanding of the Water-Energy Nexus

“The Water-Energy Nexus Registry bill, or SB 1425, establishes a voluntary registry of greenhouse gas emissions for water utilities to account for the emissions generated from their energy use… To create effective water conservation programs, we will need good data to measure emission reductions associated with energy savings. SB 1425 will lay the groundwork for establishing a protocol to calculate energy-related emissions and create a registry for documenting and archiving them.”

— Frank Loge, Director of the Center for Water-Energy Efficiency, in The Guardian | Read more here.

Read more in Water Online.

And from the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators.

Launching a Greenhouse Gas Registry for California’s Water System

The voluntary, no cost registry, provides California organizations a mechanism to measure, track, and mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions. – Local Government Commission | Read more here.

Learn more from: ACWA and Maven’s Notebook

The Development of California’s First-Ever GHG Metric for Water

The Department of Water Resources has released California’s first-ever greenhouse gas emissions performance metric to help the Department reduce its carbon footprint and help the public track the ‘carbon intensity’ of water moving across California.

The metric identifies the amount of carbon dioxide per acre foot of water transported by the State Water Project. Water districts receiving water from the SWP can use this metric to understand the emissions of their water supply chains, and customers can better understand the ‘carbon intensity’ of the water they purchase. – California Department of Water Resources | Read more.

Shared by: BC Water News, Water Education Foundation, and Maven’s Notebook